Break out of your routine #7

Most of us are naturally wired to stick to a routine. Having a set way of doing things can improve efficiency and there is an element of comfort knowing what’s around the corner. But breaking out of your routine can alleviate the boredom and monotony that leads to restlessness and unhappiness.

It doesn’t have to be difficult or take up a lot of your time - you can change a weekly recipe, read a book instead of watching TV, try a new gym class, exercise in the morning instead of at night (or vice versa), engage in conversation with someone new, take a different route somewhere, walk instead of driving or cycle instead of walking… Trying new things is just another way you can Act, Belong, Commit to stay mentally healthy!

Posted on January 12, 2015 .