Wake up. Eat. Commute. Work. Eat. Work. Commute. Eat. Sleep.
We follow an iteration of this same schedule and forget that we’re humans and not robots – designed to do one thing over and over again. If you find your days all beginning to look the same, you’re susceptible to falling into a rut. Incorporating change in small ways can do wonders. Switch up your morning routine, change elements of your diet, try a new hobby, take a different route to work, change up your social media profile. All of these simple changes can help you get out of a routine life.
When things don’t go our way, it’s easy to put the blame on others and outside factors. No matter what the situation is, you have two choices: either spend your time making excuses, or acknowledge responsibility and find solutions. You can’t do both. Just because something happens that we don’t like doesn’t mean it wasn’t supposed to happen or that you can’t turn the situation into a positive one. If you put yourself into a mindset that you are exactly where you need to be. Your mindset shifts from reactive to active.
Without a map, you are simply reacting to road signs and conditions. But sometimes even you set your course and the journey is still ended up where you hate. Knowing what you don’t want is as fruitful as knowing what you want. You need to make a conscious decision that whether you want to spend your time reveling in the past, fussing over future problems that haven’t happened yet, or enjoy your journey today. No matter what you decide, the world continues to spin through space at 1040 mph and your time on the planet continues to count down. Make good use of it.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein