If your same routine brings about struggle, it’s time to switch it up! Do you fall into the ABCs of “stuck”? If yes, we’ll discuss a way to get out of it.

Afraid to change. Too often we crave certainty that we would rather stay afraid, activating our reptilian brain.

Blame others. It’s easy to say it’s someone else’s fault. In any situation there’s your truth, their truth, and the real truth that is somewhere in the middle.

Complacency.  It’s easy to get lazy and fall into routines that no longer serve you or those around you.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Albert Einstein said it best, The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

Here are three ways to get out of it:

Add challenge: Open a door knob with your non-dominant hand. If you regularly run 5 miles add 5 miles uphill. When we have a challenge, our problem-solving skills go into hyper mode

Be expressive: When do you specifically tell people exactly what you want versus hoping others will read your mind?

Increase newness: Drive home a different route. Smother your spouse with affection when you arrive home. Call a friend and ask them to try a new restaurant for dinner.

When we incorporate challenge, expressiveness and newness into our lives, work environment, and daily interactions, we start to grow. We establish new neural connections in our brain that cause us to think and act differently.

I challenge you to do one of the above for one week. See how different you feel. See what you notice. How can you then employ this in other areas in your life, work and interactions?

 

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
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