Break a routine.

 
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THE LOWDOWN

When you break a routine you force your brain (who is a repetition junkie) to wake up from that numb lethargy that comes from doing the same thing over and over again.

A simple change gets it to do extra work, the novelty makes you more alert and observing and you see things from a different angle. You become more present.

WHY IS IT GOOD?

It's during this process that new neural/neuronal pathways are being created -the essence of neuroplasticity- physically altering the structure in your brain. The better you become at it, the more flexible and adaptable a brain you will have.

SOME IDEAS:

To break a routine you can:

  • Take a different route to work.

  • Sit on a different seat for breakfast or for an office meeting.

  • Go to a new café for your morning coffee.

  • Try a new workout machine at the gym.

  • Get yourself something unexpected (challenging even) for lunch.

  • Ask the person at the counter how was their day, or week, and be ready to listen.

  • Buy your groceries at a different place.

  • Sleep the other way around (your head where your feet are, but make sure your partner is OK with this!)

EXTRA BROWNIE POINTS

Make a routine of breaking your routines!

Have a great week escaping those mind-numbing loops and remember to share with us any comments, thoughts or questions you may have.


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