When you feel stressed out or tired, try changing your rhythm and context. Immerse yourself in diverse and unusual settings (i.e. visit a design museum, participate in a jazz concert, attend a wedding ceremony, volunteer at a hospital, or have a picnic).
Hobbies as diverse as poetry, skydiving, storytelling, yoga, and dancing may be refreshing for you. You can find new insights, fresh ideas, and inspiration when you travel across different contexts or cultures. To achieve out-of-the-box thinking, you need to travel outside your box (or mental walls).
How will you escape the rut? Here are some tips:
You often work and live in a frenzied rush that demands swift decision-making and action. With increasing demands and time pressures, it becomes more and more difficult for you to maintain focus, to slow down and reflect, to search for the deeper meaning, and feel what your heart wants.
One remedy for this problem is allowing enough time and space for reflection and mindfulness. Slow down. Spend 10 minutes for your “being mode” – engage in silent contemplation, meditation, and deep breaths.
Use your Failures
As J. K. Rowling beautifully explains, ‘hitting the rock bottom’ can become ‘a solid foundation to rebuild your life’. Failure can be inevitable, but it is valuable. It can be a powerful tool for your learning, growth and development.Everyone fails but some of them learn from failures.
Ask yourself. What were your biggest disappointments and/or failures in the last 3 years? What did you learn from these mistakes?
Hobbies can be a parallel career for you. Follow your interests and hobbies professionally or artistically.
Do not make perfect plans – implement and take action and make mistakes. Organise a weekly ‘date with yourself’. Organise a weekly ‘date with yourself’. Julia Cameron, author of ‘The Artist’s Way’ calls these as ‘artist dates’ and recommends you to do these 2-3 hours every week and alone.