“I recommend that people try new stuff or take new fitness classes all the time. It’s important to mix up your routine, not only for your body, but also for your mental state. “- Alison Sweeney
Have you been more tired lately? More Grumpy? Are you craving the experience of being able to let go of responsibility and chores for a while?
Are you wanting your life to change but not sure exactly how to do it? Are you bored with your life?
Does it feel like you are living the “Groundhog Day Syndrome”?Are you still in the same house, same job, same relationship/s as last year?
If you answered “yes” to most of these questions than you probably are not a big fan of changing your routine.
Granted, some routines are crucial like bathing, eating, brushing your teeth and keeping your house clean, but if your life is one giant continual routine than you may be suffering from autopilot fatigue.
Autopilot fatigue is when your consciousness basically goes somewhere else why you exist daily on a subconscious level.
My 30 Day challenge for you is to try something new every day for the next 30 days. Why?
Because human beings have a tendency to repeat behaviors unconsciously.
Some things like brushing your teeth or exercising are not so bad to repeat every day, but you don’t want to live your entire life like it is replaying the same Christmas songs over and over again. – (Thanks 101.9 fm).
As much as we need and crave certainty and comfort in our lives we equally crave variety as well. Sameness in life is not healthy and is not the way we were intended to live. We need variety.
For the next 30 days I want you to do at least one thing new or different every day.
It could be something as simple as taking a new route to work or something more fun like learning something new. It’s totally your call here.
Start something new today and watch as your joy, passion, and excitement elevate to levels you’ve never dreamt of.
I’ll give you a list of 50 new ideas to try everyday for a month
1. Go to bed earlier than normal and wake up earlier than normal.
2. Sleep in a different room in your house.
3. Write a blog.
4. Take a nap outside in a hammock.
5. Eat a vegetarian meal.
6. Take an acting class.
7. Take a walk around your neighborhood.
8. Give up a bad habit.
9. Try a new exercise like yoga.
10. Don’t complain for a day.
11. Say “Hi” to complete strangers.
12. Read a good book before going to bed.
13. Take a hot bath.
14. Get a massage.
15. Go on a mini-vacation by yourself.
16. Bake sugar-free cookies or desserts.
17. Go out with your camera and take amazing photographs.
18. Sit still, ignore the chatter of the mind, and listen to your soul speak.
19. Forgive someone.
21. Sketch your dream home or vacation home.
22. Have a conversation with someone you know and make it all about them.
23. Pay the toll for the car behind you.
24. Put money in Parking Meters that are about to expire.
25. Look for food drives at local churches and drop off some non-perishable food items.
26. Help someone who needs it.
27. Give yourself an hour a day of “you time.”
28. Read something esoteric.
29. Go for a family drive in the country and enjoy the scenery.
30. Repair or replace something you own.
31. Remind someone of how awesome they are.
32. Tell a police officer, fireman, teacher, nurse and military person that you totally appreciate what they do every day.
33. Give $5 to a complete stranger.
34. Remind yourself it’s okay to desire money and the things money can buy.
35. Do something kind for your neighbor.
36. Do something kind for yourself.
37. Go for a bike ride.
38. Go two days without spending any money.
39. Grow a mustache or a beard, or both.
40. Write a novel.
41. Be a mentor.
42. Support a cause.
43. Make a fool of yourself in public.
44. Research your genealogy
45. Camp out in the backyard.
46. Quit Facebook for a week.
47. Avoid television for a day.
48. Set up a bird feeder outside a window.
49. Enter a food eating contest.
“To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” ~Unknown
“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” -Jean Piaget
“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” – Stacy London
“Well I think any author or musician is anxious to have legitimate sales of their products, partly so they’re rewarded for their success, partly so they can go on and do new things.” – Bill Gates
“I continue to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new.” – Jaquelin T. Robertson
“The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.” – Temple Grandin