Before you start reading this article, close your eyes and take five deep breaths.
Feel how your feet are connected to the earth. Are you sitting upright? Are you smiling?
This article is the first of 52 more articles that I will publish this year.
With this post, I will help you lay the foundation.
Please think about the following question:
When have was the last time you tried something new?
Change is always scary. As Neale Donald Walsh says:
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Ordering the same pizza is easy. We love the ingredients, and it makes us feel good. Buying the same Elmex toothpaste is what we have bought ever since. Why changing it?
A habit is what brings us sanity. It brings us peace.
Sometimes it also brings sadness, fear and anxiety.
You do not have to eat two bars of chocolate every night. You do not have to order a glass of wine just because everyone is ordering theirs. You do not have to stay in a relationship out of fear not finding someone else anymore.
I encourage you to try something new. Rather than of ordering pizza every night, why not order a salad or cook a meal by yourself?
Instead of going out every Friday, how about snuggling in a cosy blanket with a real book, a cup of tea or even a glass of wine enjoying the silence?
Instead of watching television in the evening, how about listening to inspiring podcasts or a film that you REALLY want to enjoy?
My podcast recommendations
- The Melissa Ambrosini Show
- The Priestess Podcast by Julie Parker
- The Minimalists
- For The Love Of Money Podcast
- Awaken Radio
My book recommendations
- The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks)
- Breaking Vegan (Jordan Younger)
- Harry Potter (oh yes – I am obsessed!)
- Books by Marion Grillparzer (in German)
- Mastering your Mean Girl (Melissa Ambrosini)
- Make Peace With Your Plate (Jess Ainscough)
- Nicholas Spark’s books
My film recommendations
- Magic Mike (I just wanted to grab your attention here! But no one beats Channing Tatum :))
- Nicholas Spark films
- The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)
- Great Barrier Reef documentations
- Nearly every nature documentation
- The Big Juice Experiment by Jason Vale
- Food Matters
- Hungry For Change
- Forks over Knife
- Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross
You see there are a lot of possibilities to change your routine. Over the years we have found our routines and are really comfortable with them. Now is the time to think about them with intent. Acknowledging what we are doing and aren’t doing. Breaking free of our self-built prison.
In the worksheet below this article, I will ask you questions to dig deeper and how to create new routines. Stay tuned! Thinking outside of the box is the first step of creating your new life.