March 2nd Old Stuff Day

So today isn’t really about being old in people years, it’s not even about being old like furniture, cars or knick-knacks… it’s about doing the same old thing over and over again. It’s about breaking that routine you go through everyday, day after day. Now certain things you can’t really change, like getting out bed before you brush your teeth, but some things you can change like the route you take to work or the lunch you normally eat. Break the habit, do something new.

How to celebrate – Plan to change some of your daily routine. Go someplace you wouldn’t normally go. Read a book from the end to the beginning.

March 2nd National Old Stuff Day

Same old, same old… nothing changes. You get up every morning, have the same breakfast, go the same way to work, do the same thing at work, have the same lunch, go back to work… get the picture. If you surround yourself with the same, old-tired things you are likely to have the same old reaction to everything in the same old way.

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Getting stuck in a rut is so easy to do and something we all do, every day, day after day.  After all, it’s what we know, it’s safe and comfortable. It is amazing what you miss if you never break up your day… and that’s what today is all about. It’s about recognizing that you fall into a routine and need to do something to break up that pattern.

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It doesn’t have to be drastic, it can be something as simple as driving a new route to go to work or maybe take some dance lessons at lunch. Whatever it is, something to break the pattern so you challenge your mind and your body into doing something out of the normal.

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The same thing goes with your attitude. Maybe try to see something the way someone else sees it if for nothing else than to understand where they are coming from. You can’t always be right, no one is, and maybe… if you try… you can get a fresh breath of air by taking a look through someone’s eyes other than your own.

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It doesn’t always work, and if it doesn’t, you can always go back to the same old stuff again tomorrow, but at least for today… break the mold you have made for yourself and give life a chance.

How to celebrate –  Try a different sandwich for lunch today rather than the same one you always have. Try making a new friend today. Ride your bike to work instead of taking the car.