Have you ever complained that you just can’t get out of your routine? The endless hours of work, stress, little free time and personal problems are stronger than your desire to change.
How are you getting on with the resolutions you made at the beginning of the year? Some of them may possibly last until spring, but hardly any will make it to summer. This is partly due to the overwhelmed feeling you have every night when you go to sleep. It keeps you from acting boldly, it makes you unhappy, and it prevents you from getting the peace you crave so much.
We shouldn’t have to settle for the mundane. You deserve to be happy and to be able to get out of your routine once in awhile. And if you think that your situation will never change, that’s just not true. We have the power to make something wonderful out of our lives.
Although it’s certainly difficult, leaving behind our stress and burdens really is an achievable goal. We just have to be flexible, with the will to organize our lives and the desire to start taking action.
6 tips to break out of our routine
Find time for yourself
Finding time for ourselves is often easier said than done. Sitting down to read a book, watch a movie or have a drink with friends is often pushed to the back burner. It’s very normal for your daily commitments to take up almost all of your attention. Therefore you have to have to make an effort if you want to get out of your routine. No one else is going to do the job for you. It is you who has power over your own happiness.
Plan a trip to a new place
We’re always spending money on unnecessary things, so why not invest in a trip or two per year instead? You don’t have to go to the other side of the world if you don’t have the money to do so. Just plan a getaway to somewhere nearby that you’ve never been to.
If you can, try to go with a friend because shared experiences are always doubly enjoyable. And, of course, don’t forget to take your camera.
Do something crazy
Who has never considered doing something crazy at some point in their life? Add a little excitement to your life and you’ll be noticeably happier as a result. Buy a ticket to a place with an unpronounceable name, get that expensive jersey you like so much, dye your hair a color you’ve always wanted.
Getting out of your routine can be very easy if we would just use our imagination. Life is too short to think about what other people will say. If you don’t do it now, you’ll never do it. Take the plunge — you’ll never want to turn back!
Stay in touch with nature
Being in touch with nature is very important. Going out for walks in the country, on the beach, or maybe even in the mountains is very good for your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Plus, breathing fresh air is a good way to relax and forget about your problems.
If possible, try to go for a jog or a walk for thirty minutes a day. You’ll soon begin to notice the difference, and it’ll also help strengthen your joints. These little physical changes will keep problems like obesity away.
Change up your schedule
An action as simple as modifying your schedule can actually make a huge difference. Your body is used to your routine, and so when you make small changes, your mind sees them as massive ones.
These tiny changes may include taking a different route home from work, sharing a meal with a friend you haven’t seen for a long time, turning up for a surprise visit at your parents’, or, just going to bed an hour later. These little things can greatly affect your mind — for the good.
Keep a diary
Writing in a diary can help us understand our emotions, but it’s also great for vengin. Re-reading what we wrote long ago helps us see our life in a different light. Did it really happen that way? Why on earth was I so worried about such trivial nonsense?
Changing our perspective and putting on new glasses to see the world in a different light is a great achievement, especially when we accept who we were in the past. We don’t judge that other “me”; we just simply learn from them so that we won’t make the same mistakes.
Changing our routine may take sacrifice, but it is a sacrifice worth making. Our mental and emotional well-being is at stake, and that is worth much more than any job or obligation.
We have the duty to love ourselves and fight for a decent life, so don’t turn your back on the most important person you will ever have in your life: you.