Are you doing the same thing over and over? Stop!

Cindy JobsUncategorized

Most of us have heard the phrase “Lather. Rinse. Repeat.” Meaning we do the same thing, the same way, over and over and over, generally with the same results.

I don’t know about you but during this time of “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” I’ve found myself in the “Lather. Rinse. Repeat.” cycle. 

Although some things just need to be done every day (or something I wish to do every day), I started feeling a bit antsy in the sameness of it all.

Here’s how I’m changing things up a bit for myself. How might you change things up for yourself?

Daily schedule:  My days used to be more time-driven than they are right now. Don’t get me wrong, I still have appointments to keep, but my days can be a bit more fluid. I’m embracing that fluidity by using a daily Intentions/Completions log vs. a task list. I get to pick and choose what to do when and when I want to do it. 

Exercise:  I like to exercise every day, but I previously wasn’t very good about getting outside. I still do my usual morning workout, but I also make sure to get out in the fresh air at least 30 minutes a day. Sometimes that means sitting on the porch, sometimes it’s taking a walk. Whatever works that day.

Podcasts:  I listen to a podcast nearly every day. I have my favorites for sure (ADHD ReWiredADHD EssentialsEntrepreneur on FireOprah’s Super SoulThe Coaching Habit). Still, I’ve been expanding the repertoire to include The Happiness Lab and Brene’ Brown’s Unlocking Us (Caution: spicy language in this one).

Meals: I was okay for the first couple of weeks to cook at home. Then I got bored and, frankly, tired of doing the dishes. We’ve done take-out a couple of times, and next week our HelloFresh order will be delivered. We have to eat, but we can certainly change things up a bit.

Working environment:  I love my office, but I’m used to a bit more of a change of scenery than I’m getting right now. I do what I need to in my office (writing this blog, for example), but I now take my non-video meetings from another room. A change of scenery puts me in a different mental space.

What can you do to spice things up a bit and reduce the sameness of everyday life?


Cindy Jobs

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