Life can become monotonous in many ways and this can be the most natural thing, since we create comfort zones and customs to protect ourselves or by simple habits, and in this way we become routine , without giving space for life to surprise us. However, there are some very practical ideas, which are nothing more than advice and some tips so that you can change the monotony and give way to greater possibilities that life surely has for you to discover.

Ideas for life to surprise you

These simple ideas can make a big difference, and only you can know in which areas of your life you should work more and what are the routines that you can break to give way to the healthy adventure of living.

1. Do the opposite of what you would normally do

The idea here is that you act differently in relation to some aspects of your personality. For example, if you are embarrassed to speak in public, be the first to give your opinion or speak. Avoid technological distractions , such as wearing headphones all the time, or being more aware of internet images than life around you can give you. Go out to places that you stopped attending , do a sport that you did in your childhood or take walks in a different park and meet new airs and people.

Give yourself the pleasure of knowing new ways of thinking, meet different people and use social networks to find out different points of view on a topic, do a test of all this without fear and without expecting anything in return, just exploring new horizons for your mind .

2. See more

Pay attention to your surroundings, it seems something that you can do regularly, however if you really look around you you may find many things that you missed. Do you know what kind of trees are on the way to your house? Or what colors are your neighbors’ houses? How long have you not looked at the sky to see a star at night? Discover your world around again.


3. Go to different places

Some people resist change and have great fear of having to choose something new. Not allowing yourself to change for fear of change is to miss out on many possibilities that may seem insignificant, but that may be the ones that life has to surprise you, such as trying a new flavor, a new combination of juices or simply daring to go out to places that can challenge your fears .

4. Break the routine

Everyone spends the week pinning their hopes and leaving the possibilities of being happy only on Saturday and Sunday. But who says that only on the weekend you can have fun or feel free? It’s about simply breaking routines, in most cases, they have no way to hit the road and go on a trip. So start small: change the way you do tasks every day, listen to a different radio, go out to eat on a Tuesday, wake up early to see the sunrise. There are many more possibilities to break routines even if you have to go to work, and you don’t need to wait for the weekend to feel alive, take advantage of each day so that life can surprise you .

5. Don’t depend on others to be happy

Although happiness should not be a goal, since learning to enjoy life and feel at peace can give us happiness on a daily basis, leaving it in the hands of something external can expose us to many emotional conflicts and make us lose the meaning of being happy. The feeling of emptiness that sometimes appears can only be overcome if we are aware that we must fill it ourselves. Or, perhaps, use this emptiness to change what is causing us pain.

If you perceive that you need something external to modify your emotions, and you realize that this controls your moods , it is time to start looking inside yourself for your own riches and letting them come out, in this way you will not only feel fuller, Instead, you can share it with others without expecting anything in return.

With these small changes and ideas, not only are you going to let life surprise you, but you yourself will be surprised how easy it is to enjoy life a little more .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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