Life can get pretty boring, if you leave it. All your life, you’ve been doing things the same way. A routine has been established and makes the day easier when you simply follow it. Day after day, it is the same. After a while, you are not being challenged. Your mind slowly becomes slow because you have not done anything to stimulate it. You are living your life on autopilot and that is not good.
Having a constructive routine is good, because it helps with productivity. It prevents you from having to waste time and energy on small decisions and pushes the day forward. Certain routines can also take your life. Eating the same thing in the same restaurant, working the same way every day and doing the same thing every weekend are examples of boring routines.
Actually, you can change that monotonous routine. It does not have to be a big change, but few changes will. The small changes will be enough for you to start. To break a boring set of habits, you should try hard and do something different. This not only makes the mind think, but also gives it something more to look forward to throughout the day.
Here are 3 things you can do right now to change that monotonous routine:
1. Try talking to different people
When you interact with different people, it forces you to think outside the norm and learn something new. Instead of having the same conversations with the same people, immerse yourself in an environment that encourages you to think and respond, as appropriate. Participating in communications with a new crowd gives you another level of interest. It’s not better or worse than your usual audience, but it adds a new layer of interaction that you’re not used to.
“YOU’LL NEVER CHANGE YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOU CHANGE SOMETHING YOU DO DAILY. THE SECRET OF YOUR SUCCESS IS FOUND IN YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.” – JOHN C. MAXWELL
2. See something else on television or listen to something different.
Your mind can not learn if you are stuck in the same TV channel or radio station all the time. Watch another TV show or listen to a podcast, unlike the radio. It is guaranteed that he will pick up something he did not know before.
Your eyes and ears are overloaded with images and sounds every day. Why not watch or listen to something other than what you are used to? If you have never seen a football game, see if you can catch up and follow the rules of the game. If you have never listened to classical music, see how many instruments you can identify. Challenge yourself and open your world to something new.
3. Believe in yourself
The fact that he does the same thing every day does not mean he can not change and do something else. The disadvantage of getting used to a routine is that little by little he forgets how to think for himself. Without realizing it, you will begin to unconsciously seek the instructions of another person to follow. Your mind wants someone or something to give you instructions.
Slipping into this non-productive vacuum can be dangerous. Not only will you start doing what other people tell you to do, but you will eventually lose control of your life because it is being dominated by someone else. Believe in yourself and know that you can change and adjust your thoughts to your liking and enjoyment.
Set your high standards. Do not be afraid to do things you normally would not do. Explore things on another level and see how you like it. Plan to go after the goals that you think you can not reach. You will begin to realize that if you stretch and make the attempt, it is very possible to achieve them.
When you update your mentality, the impossible becomes possible. We are so used to others to mold our minds and tell us what to believe, sometimes, we forget to listen to our own inner voice. We forget that we have the power to be as big as any other person. The potential is there, we just have to remember that it is there and be ready to grow.
“THE LESS ROUTINE, THE MORE LIFE.” – AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT
Updating your mentality is not something simple to do. It’s easier to NOT update it, but that’s not beneficial for you. Placing yourself within various groups of people, environments and thought patterns will avoid boredom and is more rewarding.
Doing these tasks will not be easy. It will take time to start because, more than likely, you will face a lot of resistance. Your mind will tell you that nothing has to change or that it is too difficult to do. Remember, your goal is to break that boring and everyday routine of your life. It’s easier to sit and leave things as usual, but also keep in mind that you will not experience any growth that way.
Improve your life today by improving your mentality. Become the focused, disciplined and productive person you want to be. Everything starts inside the mind, so take yourself to a more rewarding and fulfilling life!