A funny thing happened. After years of working out of my house, I now am working from an office Monday – Friday. I take the same bus every morning. I stop at the same coffee shop every morning (The Bean NYC, if you were wondering). I don’t even leave the house many weekends (mostly the result of not having a car and Lori working). What have I learned?
Routine is a curse. Yes, it’s comfortable. I’m productive, predictable and positive. What’s the problem? I’ve created a routine that has limited my creative juices. Sound familiar?
Go quit your job, visit a new coffee shop every morning and take a different route every day. I’m kidding! At least about quitting your job. It’s not your job’s fault, it’s yours. Wait…it’s my fault! I’ve done this. I need to break it. Maybe take the train or a different bus. The one that goes to Midtown instead of Wall Street. That would mean a new coffee shop every day! Seeing and experiencing new things spurs new ideas. Routines stifle new ideas. This is the curse of routine.
What is your routine? How do you mix it up to get your creative juices flowing?