Are you tired of living what I like to call the template life, do you want to think outside the box and gain new perspective? Are you sick of the daily monotonous drudgery that repeats itself day in and day out? You wake up, get ready for work, and drive to work while listening to some bland radio show. Once you get to work, you hit the cubicle, you spend the day trying to steer clear of the ridiculous office politics.
You get home after a long commute to be with your husband or wife, you have dinner maybe watch some TV and off to bed, get ready because tomorrow will be absolutely no different than today was and you are sick of it!
Well, the good news is that if you are reading this then you want to change the template. Yes, things can be different and better. And believe it or not you can start thinking more creatively and outside the box.
Human beings are creatures of habit; we need it because it provides us psychological security and a sense of purpose. However, it’s this same instinct that can sometimes prevent us from breaking the mold and achieving a different perspective in life. The first step is to break the routine, to do this there are a myriad of things you can do. Let’s start with the physical.
Change in Diet
Believe it or not, your diet has a lot to do with the way you feel and think. Sometimes thinking better or thinking differently is as simple as changing your diet. I used to have a huge breakfast as recommended by most doctors; however, I found that I couldn’t concentrate well in the morning. One day when I was in a rush to leave the house, I grabbed a banana and a cup of coffee, later in the morning I was feeling great. It was the change in diet.
Don’t forget to include a healthy source of protein; it is what feeds the brain. Without a source of protein, the brain would lose much of its ability to focus.
Break the Routine
Sometimes a simple break in routine can help you think outside the box. Just imagine, if everyday you stare at the same cubicle, the same car, the same people, this can be a drag on your ability to think differently. Do this, take a day off from work and go to the beach, go for a hike, or somewhere you usually don’t go, and do this by yourself.
Thinking outside the box doesn’t always happen when you are well rested and crisp. Sometimes the best ideas come to me when I’m tired and its 3 am and I’m still working on a project.
These minor tips can help, but I have found that people usually want to change their train of thought and think outside the box because they are tired or bored with their life. To this point, change in your life ultimately rests with you. If you are sick of your job, change it. If you hate the town you’re in, move. Don’t box yourself in, take the leap and do it.