My wife said instead of just going right into my office and starting in the morning (sometimes two hours or more early) I should try shaking things up a little bit--maybe go out for coffee. What great advice! I've been having a blast! My mask in hand, I've been hitting a different coffee spot every morning!
And I've had some really exceptional coffee this week. I've even tried some different varieties (which isn't really like me at all)! On Monday, I started taking a picture of my daily selection and posting it on social media and I've been getting all kinds of great suggestions from my friends of where I should go next! I may hit a spot tomorrow that was recommended that I've never been to before--looks like the same thing on Thursday and Friday. I had no idea there were so many great places to get coffee within 15 or 20 minutes of my house.
It doesn't take very much to get yourself out of a rut. Something as insignificant as going out for coffee can change your whole day. This has been a pretty good week for me! By the time I sit down at my desk in the morning to get to work, I've already had an adventure, met some new people, and enjoyed a new experience! And I've even learned that even though I'm a dark roast kind of coffee drinker, there's a couple light roasts I've tried this week that I'll be drinking again!
So get out of your rut! Explore a local park! Try a different restaurant! Read a book that doesn't fall into your usual pattern! Listen to a different radio station! Bring your neighbor a donut! Maybe leave a comment on a blog you've been enjoying? There's all kind of little things you can do to make your day more memorable, and maybe expand your world a little bit.
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