Are you stuck in a rut?

stuck in a rut

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Are you in stuck in a rut? Is your routine restricting you? Do you fancy a change?

Most of the time it helps us when we follow a routine. After all, we humans like to have the comfort of order and predictability.  It can be good to know what is expected of us from day to day. And sometimes when difficulties arise, and our life gets caught up in a whirlwind of change and uncertainty, just to keep to the same daily programme does help.  It keeps us grounded and can help us to weather the emotional storms.

But from time to time you need to break out of that routine. If you are feeling flat, de-motivated, and just plain bored and fed up, a change in your day to day life can do you good. There are small steps you can take, such as taking a break from your computer screen, and doing something completely different. It doesn’t have to be big changes, small steps work just as well. Here are my tips for changes you can easily make:

  1. Take a different route to and from work, or from your daily commute. Just to break up the sameness of it.  It is surprising how that simple change can lift your spirits, and get you to look around you rather that be on your normal auto-pilot.
  2. Meet up with a friend that you haven’t seen for simply ages.  Wear something different, something new perhaps and go to a new venue.  It will give you a boost and brighten you up.
  3. Search out a new recipe, something different that you haven’t cooked before, perhaps with unusual or exotic ingredients. Make an evening of it, get in the mood of the moment, choose wine to go with your meal, and new music that matches the occasion.

By just making these few small changes, you will be surprised at how much better you will feel. You are giving yourself a chance to alter the same old routine that you normally follow. Shake up your regular day to day patterns and go for it!  You never know, you may even venture into making even bigger changes. Once you start, you will want to carry on.

I hope you find these tips helpful. It would be good to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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