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How to Break Out of Your Ordinary Routine

By Sandy Schroeder

We have all been there, when we need very badly to be someplace else, instead of where we are. We may like what we are doing, but sometimes we need to explore more new grooves.

As fall rumbles forward, most of us show up for all of our usual tasks, but sometimes at the end of the day we find ourselves asking, “Is that it?”

If you are missing that zing that makes everything really good, you may simply be overloaded. Finding ways to corral your current tasks, and move on to additional interesting projects, places or ideas can be tricky, but definitely worth the effort.

A family member of mine ran into this question. He had a well-paying job that he had completely mastered, but it no longer excited him. He asked me what I thought, and I suggested he keep working, but keep looking. He did just that, and soon found himself immersed in a university program for Fine Arts that offered glass blowing. The difference was like night and day. His smile told the story. This was more like it! 

Reaching out and moving on may take you out of your comfort zone, but the rewards at the end of the day may be amazing and definitely worth a little discomfort.

Finding Your (New) Groove

Recently I came across a set of questions on dumblittleman.com that go to the heart of the matter. See if you agree.

  • What are you most passionate about?
  • How can you give back to the world?
  • What would you prioritize if money and time were no objects?
  • Can you speak another language?
  • Is travel important to you?
  • What professional experience do you want to gain?

If any of these questions hit the spot with you, run with it.

When you are passionate about something, everything falls into place. You may have heard the advice that loving what you do means you never have to work again. I believe that is true.

When you find grooves that let you give back to the world, life begins to make sense. Now you have a real purpose, not just a job.

Deciding what you would do if there were no limitations could point you in the right direction. If you really want to do something you might actually find ways to do it.

This topic of breaking out of a routine has many facets. If it fits you right now, do something about it. Spend a few evenings or weekends exploring ideas or jobs that fascinate you. Do the homework to find knowledgeable contacts to answer your questions. Find out what’s out there. You may be very glad you did.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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