Have you ever found yourself in a wheel- practically doing the same thing/moves carry over from day to day?
While these are great for keeping us on task and living responsible lives-- it can also be very mundane and underutilizing our ability to experience other aspect of life outside of our established patterns.
The next question is HOW....I don’t have your answer- You do! Below are starting points for you to decide what work for you [understand, it’s not about doing something completely outside of your character or comfort zone in the name of CHANGE!], but it should be "comfortably different".
Change your environment: if your task/duties are not married to your environment try doing the same thing -just in a different place.
Change your color scheme: Are there certain colors/ patterns in your wardrobe-wear the rainbow! You can wear any color you want- it’s how you wear it. A good challenge would be a color a day for 5 days.
Talk to strangers, whether in the grocery line, elevator, park- they are everywhere- pick one! Ask an opinion, get perspective, make a comment, and make a joke. Engage with someone around you-clearly use your discretion on the stranger.
Different ingredients- substitutions are not just for when you've run out of your staples: It could be a fruit; vegetable or even a basic seasoning that would a different incorporated into a traditional meal.
I ? that show: Watch the first 15-20 min of a TV/ radio show/channel that you have never or rarely watched/ heard. Warning: If you begin to fight the urge of scratching out your senses, find something else.
There is NOT an app for that: your kid(s) --and you, are consumed in their own world, sometimes it takes the basics to get everyone on the same page. Bring out a board game everyone --most like OR bring to life a favorite app.
In whatever you choose, your mentality going in should be towards a positive outcome. If you go in preparing for disappointment you will find it! You have to make the effort to get off the wheel. In the end it may become part of your new normal (or not) but the experience will be beneficial for those around you as well as yourself.