As the old year winds down and you welcome the new year let’s take a brief moment to review how you did over the last 365 days. Then as you reminisce, I dare you to imagine what if you did things differently. Would the outcome be the same, worse, or better for you? Well, you really won’t know since you can’t change the past.
However, the future is a wide open pasture waiting to be embarked on. Let the new year be different for you. Every little part of your routine can be done with a twist and as each of those little twists mount up you will be surprised on what you will find.
Embrace the alternative, the out of the norm, the unusual. Take on the New Year like you’ve never taken on a New Year before. Forget those New Year’s resolutions. Psst… most people give up on them anyway.
Instead, doing the same activity you’ve always done before but with a different twist can be something you may be willing to stick to. Especially if the outcome is more favorable than the ho-hum routine.
I’m not talking about reaching for that salad instead of that cupcake. However, if that is your goal, go for it! I’m talking about going a different way to work. Maybe instead of watching the same show, over and over, watch something you’d normally not watch. Perhaps, go to the theater instead of a movie. Walk instead of drive, weather permitting of course. Maybe hang out with different co-workers, order something different off the menu, read a book unlike you’ve never read before.
Expanding your usual to the unusual will give you different perspectives on things. It will give you something to talk about and it may broaden your horizons to something you never knew existed. This can be exciting and fun for you!
Welcome the New Year with open arms and do something out of the norm. You may be surprised on what you will discover. It just might be pleasantly different!