In a rut? Try some unique ideas to climb out...
The following “40 ways to climb out of your rut” has been compiled by Business Psychology Associates, the state of Idaho’s employee assistance program provider. For more information about improving your behavioral health, please visit BPA on the Web at http://www.bpahealth.com/
1. Make friends with different people.
2. Visit unusual places.
3. Cultivate an unusual hobby.
4. Take an unusual class.
5. Wear something unusual.
6. Buy a magazine you’ve never bought before.
7. Try a food you’ve never tried before.
8. Go to bed an hour earlier and wake up an hour earlier.
9. Take a new route home.
10. Take a walk instead of watching TV.
11. Give a “difficult person” in your life a sincere compliment.
12. Look through a mail-order catalogue and send yourself a present.
13. Leave for work 10 minutes early and let people cut in front of you in traffic
14. Drop a social activity you don’t particularly like anymore.
15. Get a double-dip ice cream.
16. Change toothpaste.
17. Browse in a bookstore.
18. Go to a junk shop.
19. Buy a new wallet.
20. Don’t follow the news for seven days
21. Try a new kind of cereal.
22. Drop a “lucky” dollar bill on the street and make someone’s day.
23. Walk or jog on a new route.
24. Don’t watch TV for a week.
25. Get your hair cut differently.
26. Pick up some vacation travel brochures.
27. Give a co-worker a pat on the back.
28. Buy a box of crayons and a color book to use to relieve stress or to delay a refrigerator binge.
29. Try an exotic brand of coffee.
30. Play “tourist” for a day in your own town.
31. Buy a blank book and write down your thoughts.
32. Take a bath or shower by candlelight.
33Turn off the radio or stereo and enjoy the silence.
34. Sleep on the other side of the bed.
35. Get a therapeutic massage.
36. Do something you’ve always wanted to do, but have postponed.
37. Enroll in a weight-loss program.
38. Put a funny cartoon on someone’s desk.
39. Rearrange the furniture.
For additional information or assistance, please contact your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or consult a Mental Health Professional.