Various factors can make our day-to-day routine feel monotonous and tiresome. You could be lacking motivation due to an unfulfilled work life, a lacklustre social life or simply sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
Sometimes our life’s path leads us down a narrow road to dissatisfaction, but it’s how we escape and grow from those situations that makes us who we are.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed at work, or stressed at home – or both. It is at these times in your life when self-reflection is key to making a change and rising above your issues.
When dire times call for a shake-up, these are some of the most effective ways to press pause, rewind and start again as a ‘new you’.
Fill your house with music
Music is one of the simplest ways to elevate or change your mood. Listening to a particular style of music can act as either an emotional or physical release. Listen to music whilst completing monotonous tasks like washing or cleaning and see how much it boosts your mood and speeds up the process.
If your idea of a Saturday night involves working in front of a computer screen, then make some time to get out and see your friends.
If going out on the town isn’t really your thing, then why not invite a few friends over and have a dinner party? Bringing the fun to you can remind you of how important friendships can be – especially when we have lost grasp on them overtime.
Who ever first muttered the old adage, ‘dress for success’ might have been onto something. Sometimes things as simple as a wardrobe change is all we need to refocus and change direction. Clean out your wardrobe and give all your unused clothes to charity – or better yet, sell them online for a tidy profit.
Even if you’re going out by yourself, or staying at home, sometimes an energy or positive boost is just a clothing change away.
Rethink your diet
If you’re unhappy with your current status, or feel lethargic and unmotivated, sometimes a quick check into what you’re eating can provide the answer. Make sure you’re eating enough whole-foods, fruit and vegetables and are limiting the levels of sugar you consume on a daily basis.
Here are our favourite natural energy boosters that will have you ditching the coffee in no time.
Ditch old habits
Whether you’re stuck in a rut, or so consumed by a routine you can’t get out of it, try your best to shake it up. Patterns aren’t always healthy and sometimes it’s best to try new things and see how they work for you.
By simply doing ONE thing different every day, your routine is reinvigorated and your creativity will undoubtably follow.