We are conditioned to have routines. Wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, do it again the next day. Occasionally we’ll spice things up a little bit, go dancing on Friday night, play hookie for the day, but we always fall back into that regular old routine. Don’t get me wrong, I think having a routine is a great way to stay organized and productive – but don’t let your routine control you. Having a routine also provides us security and comfort in a crazy world. We like to know what is coming next, we like to know that our next paycheck will be there 2pm on the 1st and 15th.
It’s that comfort that holds so many of us back. We’re too afraid to step out of the box and give something a chance if it messes with our routine.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – Mike Murdock
So if that sounds like you, and your life is one big routine and you wonder why nothing is changing, start small. Take a different route to work today, eat somewhere different for lunch, take the day off and go to the beach. Take the first step and see where the staircase takes you.
Wake up! Your soul is getting bored!