Original Link : https://medium.com/the-personal-growth-bible/simple-ways-to-escape-monotony-d26ae812ea9b

Because for some, being in a routine is for the birds

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine in life.

For some people, that routine is our golden compass. Our way of life to mental sanity without sacrificing precious time and effort.

For other people, like you probably, it’s a nightmare.

Wandering around in circles in a routine seems boring. Monotonous. Robotic. Strange. Asking your subconscious, “What’s the point of all of this?” doesn’t really get you the answers you want when you’re like, “I don’t know, we’re told to do this, so I guess this is what we’re supposed to do.”

Technically, you’re not supposed to do anything. You’re supposed to figure out what you want for yourself and see whether it’ll work or not.

A lot of people like the monotony of a routine because it keeps everything in their lives in order. I happen to be one of those people. It helps me organize my daily life, collect my thoughts better, and provide direction for where I need and/or want to go.

But most people are not like that. They’re stuck in that because they think that’s what they’re supposed to do. Especially if it’s at work, a relationship, home, whatever.

Why do you not want a routine anymore? Is it just not your thing? Why do you want a change in your life? Where do you even begin?

It’s actually real easy to get started.

Easy Ways to Get Out Of A Routine

Ponder for a moment

Questions like…

  • “Am I comfortable giving up control?”
  • “Am I willing to give myself a fresh start?”
  • “Am I truly happy in my life?:

…give you a good perspective on what you really want to get out of your life. Questions and reliable self-reflection give you the answers you actually need.

Even if you’re scared to take the leap. Anthony Moore wrote a fantastic article on destroying that fear.

Look at the things that are tying you down

Are you on Instagram or Facebook too much? Are you not exercising or drinking water as much as you should? Do you surround yourself with toxic people who don’t want the best for you?

If you are unnecessarily stressed in your life, cut down the things and people causing your stress. Starting to change your routine on a positive note makes the transition so much easier.

Focus on your health and happiness

What are some of the activities you enjoy doing? Any healthy foods, snacks, drinks, etc. that nourish your body you love? How do you take care of yourself?

Self-care is not linear. There’s no one right way to do it.

According to Benjamin Hardy, PhD, there are 10 specific behaviors you need to practice to achieve happiness. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Define your own success and happiness
  • Be grateful for what you already have
  • Don’t wait for tomorrow for what you can do today

“Happy people live in the present. They don’t miss the moments that matter most. They are incredibly grateful for all they have. They focus their lives on the important and essential. They forgo the many good opportunities in order to focus on the few best ones.” — Benjamin Hardy

Don’t give up on yourself

When you’re in the process of learning something new and changing your routine, you’re probably not likely to get it right off the bat.

Give yourself credit for wanting to better yourself and your way of life.

You are your biggest cheerleader — so be proud of yourself! You’re doing better than you realize when you learn something new for yourself.

That’s something to be amazed at. A lot of people recognize the monotonous lifestyles, get angry about it, but don’t bother changing their circumstances.

Don’t be negative. And don’t apologize for wanting a change in your life.