If you feel fine or even grateful, about the things you do on a daily basis, good. No need to change anything!
But if you ever catch yourself thinking, “Oh, I have to do this again?”, it might be time for some change!
One of my clients, a single mother, got into a habit of crawling in bed with her 2 boys every night (for their bedtime, not hers) and falling asleep with them. The result: no time for herself. Her days were work, kids, dinner, bed. Putting her kids to bed became an obligation, and she kept doing it even when she didn’t enjoy it.
During her coaching session we brainstormed some ideas and she created her ideal evening routine. She surprised her kids with the change (kids love excitement!). Now she reads them a story every night and lets them fall asleep by themselves. That way she can have the evening for herself. She tried something new and she loved it. Bedtime became something she actually looked forward to!
Are there any routines in your life that could stand to change? What areas of your life would you like to make more enjoyable? Think outside the box and come up with a new, maybe even unexpected action you can take.
For example: if you’re a multi-tasker, it might be fun for you to try doing one thing at a time instead. Really engage with what you’re doing. Focus completely on doing the dishes or walking your dog without talking on the phone or listening to music or thinking about what you’ll do next. On the other hand, if you spend most of your alone time quietly, try listening to music while doing the dishes.
Many times doing the unexpected adds fun to your life. Have a playful attitude, have fun with trying something new!
Bottom Line: Think creatively how to turn a boring task into a fun activity
Ask: What routines in my life could stand to change?
Affirm: Playfully, I try something new and unexpected and I make life more fun.
Michal Spiegelman of Balanced Moments successfully helps people worldwide create balance and fulfillment in their lives. As a Life Coach, Michal helps people stretch, get out of their comfort zones, grow and achieve. She holds a degree in social work and has 15 years of experience as an Energy Healer. Michal is a trained facilitator and mentor of the Hoffman Institute, a world-renowned leader in personal development. She is a Certified Professional Life Coach (CPC) trained by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).