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3 Ways to Adjust Your Routines and Upgrade Your Mindset

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Life can become quite boring, if you let it. All of your life, you’ve been doing things the same way. A routine has been established and it makes the day easier when you just follow it. Day in and day out, it’s the same thing. After a while, you aren’t being challenged. Your mind slowly becomes sluggish because you haven’t done anything to stimulate it. You’re living your life on autopilot and that’s not good.

Having a constructive routine is good, because it helps with productivity. It prevents you from having to waste time and energy on small decisions and pushes the day forward. Certain routines can also suck the life out of you. Eating the same thing at the same restaurant, going the same way to work everyday and doing the same thing every weekend are examples of dull routines.

Actually, you can change that monotonous routine. It doesn’t have to be a huge change, but little changes will do. The little changes will be enough to get you started. In order to break a boring set of habits, you must stretch yourself and do something different. This not only sparks your mind into thinking, but it gives you something more to look forward to throughout your day.

Here are 3 things you can do right now to change up that monotonous routine:

1. Try talking to different people

When you engage with different people, it forces you to think outside the norm and learn something new. Instead of having the same conversations with the same people, immerse yourself in an environment that encourages you to think and respond, accordingly. Participating in communications with a new crowd gives you another level of interest. It’s not better or worse than your usual crowd, but it adds a new layer of engagement that you’re not used to.

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

2. Watch something else on TV or listen to something different

Your mind is unable to learn if you’re stuck on the same TV channel or radio station all the time. Watch another TV show or listen to a podcast, as opposed to the radio. It’s guaranteed that you’ll pick up something you didn’t know before.

Your eyes and ears are overloaded with images and sounds everyday. Why not look at or listen to something other than what you’re used to? If you’ve never watched a football game, see if you can catch on and follow the rules of the game. If you’ve never listened to classical music, see how many instruments you can identify. Challenge yourself and open your world to something new.

3. Believe in yourself

Just because you do the same thing everyday doesn’t mean you can’t change and do something else. The downside to getting used to a routine, is that you slowly forget how to think for yourself. Without noticing, you’ll begin to unconsciously look for someone else’s directions to follow. Your mind wants someone or something to give it instructions.  

Slipping into this nonproductive void can be dangerous. Not only will you begin to do what other people tell you to do, but eventually, you’ll lose control of your life, because it’s being dominated by someone else. Believe in yourself and know that you can change and adjust your thoughts to your liking and enjoyment.

Set your standards high. Don’t be afraid to do things that you wouldn’t normally do. Explore things on another level and see how you like it. Plan to go after the goals you think you’re unable to reach. You’ll begin to realize that if you stretch yourself and make the attempt, it is very possible to achieve them.

When you upgrade your mindset, the impossible becomes possible. We’re so used to others molding our minds and telling us what to believe, sometimes, we forget to listen to our own inner voice. We forget that we have the power to become just as great as anyone else. The potential is there, we just have to remember that it’s there and be ready to grow.

“The less routine, the more life.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

Upgrading your mindset is not a simple thing to do. It’s easier to NOT upgrade it, but that’s not beneficial to you. Placing yourself within various groups of people, environments and thought patterns will prevent boredom and it is more gratifying.

Doing these tasks won’t be easy. It will take time to start because, more than likely, you’ll face a great amount of resistance. Your mind will tell you that nothing needs to change or it’s too hard to do. Remember, your objective is to break that dull, day in and day out routine of your life. It is easier to sit back and let things go as they always do, but also keep in mind that you won’t experience any growth that way.

Improve your life today by upgrading your mindset. Become the focused, disciplined and productive person you want to be. Everything begins within the mind, so lead yourself to a more rewarding and fulfilling life!

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S.R. Roberts is a motivational writer, who inspires others to excel in everyday life. She contributes to the blog, The Goalden Lady, which has encouraged numerous girls and women to grow into their greatness. Her book, “Help! I’m Stuck: 10 Strategies To Push You Through To Achieving Success,” allows her to continue the lifelong movement of driving others to become their best.

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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