I have written about this before and that is why I took a break from my blogs. I just didn’t feel I could bring anything new to the table and didn’t want to stuff my blog with inconsequential words. At the same time, a knee injury was impeding my cycling progress so I felt as if I was figuratively falling down on all fronts. It was time to flex my mental and physical muscles.
Okay, the physical muscles are pretty self-explanatory, but how do you flex your mental muscles? Well, change your patterns; mix up your routines and try putting your day’s tasks in reverse order. You can try ignoring one task (if you can), and pick it up the next day. If you use a lot of software packages, pick one part of it that you don’t know how to use and learn it through books or online tutorials.
Make a cold call and don’t give up; be persistent. Look for obstacles and force yourself to think your way around them.
While it may sound as if I want your day to be more stressful, I don’t. I just want you to push back. Push back against the complacency of doing something the same way every time; push back against doing just what you know how to do and avoiding the risks that come with the unknown.
If you flex those mental muscles, you will get a whole new perspective on the way you work. Then you, too, will bring something new to the table.