Positive Change is Healthier than Staying Stuck in the Same Routine

Just as I am confident that every day the sun will rise and set in its regular routine, I am confident that each new dawn brings tremendous possibilities for positive change. In nature, no single day is exactly like the day before.

In the same way, when my life seems to slip into an old, familiar routine, I realize the potential is there for me to experience positive change whenever I desire.

It is healthy for my mind and spirit to experience and initiate changes in my every day routines. Change keeps my mind sharp and my spirit engaged and energized. While I may be required to complete the same tasks day after day, I can still remain open to accomplishing them in different ways so I can avoid getting stuck in a rut.

For example, my daily household chores can be done in any sequence I choose, so I change them order every few days, or every week. Some days I dance while I do the chores and other days I sing my way through my To-Do list. Sometimes I listen to classical music and other times I listen to spoken word poetry or dramatic readings!

So-called “mindless” chores also give me a chance to think through new, positive ideas and create action plans for achieving my future goals. After all, do I really need to think about garbage when I’m taking out the trash? Do I really need to focus on the disappearing spots and dirt when I vacuum the floors?

I realize that the only way I can get stuck in the same daily routines and stagnate is if I allow myself to do so. It is so easy to change up the mundane, all I have to do is take swift, yet different action!

When life seems boring, I can expand my knowledge away from the old familiar pursuit of watching TV. I can learn a new hobby by reading, practice a new skill by taking a course, or go on an adventure with friends. Each of these changes can inspire new passions and opens up even more great opportunities for further positive fulfillment.

Today, I see my life as different from any day in my life that has come before. I can grab hold of any new or interesting opportunities I may have missed because I am willing to be adaptable.

Self-Reflection Questions:

 

  1. Do I feel stuck in my routines?
  2. What actions can I take to change them?
  3. What exciting adventure can I plan for my next day off?