Ever been in a rut? Either with work or chores or your family or even your hobby? Oh my, but I was in a BIG rut!
For the past two weeks I have been working out at odd times of the day, and it’s felt good. Well, odd compared to my normal “routine.” I usually do my workout in the morning. I love the idea of being completely showered and ready to take on the day right from the start.
But lately I’d found my self resisting…strongly!
Even with my clothes laid out in the bathroom the night before, my iPod all charged up, and no reason in the world not to go, I was talking myself out of my morning workout.
But I didn’t not work out. I just didn’t do it at the time I normally do it.
I was going later in the day, sometimes in the evening. I had “changed up” my routine and it seemed to be working for me.
There is a sense of freedom in changing up your routine every now and then. As long as you still accomplish your goals and don’t let yourself off the hook, a change in your routine can even bring greater success.
No more rut.
Where in your business or daily routine are you stuck in a rut? What simple change to the time of day could you make for certain tasks? Maybe you just need to change the location. Or just rearrange the furniture a bit and see things from a different perspective.
What’s the best time to work out? When you’ll do it.
What’s the best time and place to make calls? When and where you’ll do it.
What are the best days to meet with clients? The days you’ll actually do it.
Change your routine, not your goals, and get out of that rut!
– Ann Vertel