5 Ways to Shake Things Up
Many years ago, I made a New Year’s Resolution to try to be more adventurous with food because I was one of those people who always ordered the same thing at a restaurant and I had a stable of exactly three recipes that I cooked. Now I eat Indian, sushi, falafel and pretty much anything I can get my hands on.
Today, I was reflecting on other ways that I could expand my horizons and shake things up in my world. And now, I’ll share them with you.
Take a different way home. — We are, many of us (even most) creatures of habit. And so our drive, walk or train ride home can turn into a mind-numbing experience in which we zone out. But, if we take a different path—even a longer path, perhaps—we never know WHAT we might discover. A new coffee house, a billboard advertising something we’ve just got to try, or even a company we never knew existed that is just WAITING for your sales call.
I actually took the girls and my dogs for a walk the other day and went the opposite way that we normally go, and discovered a pretty awesome hill that has “sled on me” written all over it. I never saw it before because I always just walked right by it. This time, I approached from the base of the hill and got a totally different perspective. Do me a favor. Give this a try and please share a Comment with us all about the results.
Try doing something you have always said you would NEVER do. — For me, this was “go anywhere alone.” Then one day, a coworker, responding to my complaints that I really wanted to go see a movie but had no one to go with, said, “Why not go alone?” and from then on, I actually often prefer to go it alone. I can sit where I want, get the bathtub sized popcorn without guilt or judgment, and I don’t have to worry that my partner is or is not enjoying the movie.