Shake it Up: Stepping out of your daily routine

breaking your routine

This contributor post was written by Tiffany Han.

Remember when you were younger and you’d have Opposite Day at school? Why is it that, as adults, we have let go of the idea of having fun (just) for the sake of fun and have to be all proper and (blech!) responsible all the time?

It’s time to reclaim the fun: I hereby declare today Opposite Day.

For the next 24 hours, do the exact opposite of what you normally would do in life and business.

Cupcakes for lunch? Yes please.

Always write long, photo-heavy blog posts? Put up a single sentence and call it done.

Spend your evenings checking up on the blogs of your competitors? Downton Abbey marathon.

It’s time to step out of your routine and shake things up. In a big way. We get so bogged down in habits and patterns that it becomes difficult to see any other alternative. And the alternative way of thinking is the first step to making changes and noticing things in a different light.

The secret of creative businesses is that…wait for it…we get to be creative! So make your own rules, let it be fun, get crazy with your bad self.

Don’t be afraid to take some chances with your business, especially if they are ones that will let you enjoy the experience of running it more. Because if you’re miserable with your business, what’s the point?

In the comments, I’d love to hear: What are you going to differently today? Then: report back and let us know what changed for you.

Tiffany Han, CPCC is a life & business coach for highly-creative people who arent living the highly-creative lives they want. Just yet. With provocative questions & hard-edged encouragement, Tiffany helps skittish someday-ers become fiercely focused creators “” and proves that dreams do come true. But only when you demand it.

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Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch)

ooooh, I love this idea! Hmmmm, maybe I’ll actually work out today …. and maybe I’ll have fried icecream for dinner! LOL

AM

ooooh, I love this idea! Hmmmm, maybe I’ll actually work out today …. and maybe I’ll have fried icecream for dinner! LOL

AM

Ha, perfect I saw this because I just wrote about something very similar today and then vowed to switch things up…but settled into routine anyway. For real now, time to switch it up. PC-OFF-TIME-now…

Van

Yes, time to switch it up Van! 🙂
-Brittni

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Thriftcore (@thriftcore)

I wish I could!! I’ll put it on my To Do List 😀

Nicole Underwood

Great advice! When school gets crazy, I tend to really hunker down and let fun slip away and with finals coming up, I think switching my routine would actually make for a lest stressful experience 🙂

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Amanda Perry

haha. Already done with Downton…..and all caught up with Smash. Any other addictive shows to recommend? 😀

Audrey - This Little Street

good stuff. i definitely need to do this more often!! i took a shower before lunch today, does that count as switching it up? 😉

lauren

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Lauren Saylor (@afabulousfete)

I haven’t done anything yet but I swear to you there’s an ice cream cone calling my name for lunch…

Alex

Are you shaking up your routine?? http://t.co/n1JsQrfR6L

IndieMade (@IndieMade)

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milkandhoneynaturals (@naturalssoap)

I have yet to switch it up today! But I’ve loving the ideas… I might just do that one day soon! 🙂

Tawny @ Tawny's Tid Bits

Hi TIffany,
that is so true. Thanks for the reminder. I often get caught up in attempts to create a certain routine, because I make myself believe its more efficient or professional. For the next 24 hours I will do the opposite. Instead of fighting my constant adaptions to circumstances, I embrace them and make the best of it!

Lovely post, have a good wednesday.
Nadine

Nadine

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Susse Linton (@SusseCollection)

I just recently had breakfast cereal for dinner and felt overjoyed with the fact that I can do whatever I want. Those little things, they can make a difference…

Kaisa

Following up on how I did changing up the routine. I went thrifting/merch hunting on a day I usually don’t and it inspired me to write a new post that did well and just think about my evolving aesthetic in general. I’m going to remember to keep mixing things up all the time, it’s so easy to get settled into a routine, but switching it up is how we solve problems.

Van

Following up on how I did changing up the routine. I went thrifting/merch hunting on a day I usually don’t and it inspired me to write a new post that did well and just think about my evolving aesthetic in general. I’m going to remember to keep mixing things up all the time, it’s so easy to get settled into a routine, but switching it up is how we solve problems.

Van

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