Three [early] mornings a week, I travel to the fitness center to swim. I park in the same place, use the same locker, the same lane to do my laps, the same stall to take my shower. Today, someone was using “my locker!” I really had to laugh, thinking to myself what a creature of habit I’ve become – at least at the fitness center.
I was grateful to that other woman for forcing me to mix it up. I consider myself somewhat spontaneous, and yet, as I swam my laps, I started to think of the number of things I always do in the same order or in the same way: same spot in Yoga class, same energy drink in the morning, same “go-to” restaurants – so many other things that are always the same.
So, I vowed to myself to look for opportunities today to mix it up a little more – variety is the spice of life, right?
Think of the big and small ways you operate on auto-pilot. Certainly, it’s important to have systems and routines that make your life easier, so you don’t have to think hard about everything you do throughout the day. But when is it a good idea to change things out? When is the right time?
Where in your life are you in a rut right now? Have you been thinking of making a change – personally or professionally – and held off because of fear or doubt or because it might be too hard to go through the process? What habits do you have in place that are not serving you?
Sometimes, even a small change can help you feel brand new. A new pair of shoes, a change of scenery, a conversation with someone you don’t know well. Changing your perspective by taking a different route or looking at something from a whole new angle can provide a boost of energy.
Most people wait until the New Year or a significant birthday to make changes. But let’s face it, many of those changes don’t last. The reality is that any time is a good time – if you’re ready. And sometimes, you need a little kick in the butt to force the change.
My day today started off with a little kick in the butt. And I’m so glad it did!
If there are changes in your life that you need to make, and you want some help to do that, let’s talk! Right now, you can click here to schedule a free 30- minute strategy session with me. I look forward to providing you a little kick in the butt!
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