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2 Simple Ways to Spice Up Your Life Today

April 19, 2017 | Posted by Sarah Tonniges

We all have times when we say “this is enough” or “I can’t do this anymore.”

These phrases usually indicate symptoms of struggle, weariness, and even pure loss of motivation. To help us get over these times, here are two ways to really ‘pep up’ your life when it comes to normal everyday activities.

1. Start your day with something new

This doesn’t have to mean trying something new every single day. Even little change can spice things up a bit.

For example: if your morning routine is to get up, turn on your shower, do your hair, brush your teeth and so on without any deviation from what you’ve done every day before, try something new!

Instead of picking out what you’re going to wear the night before, try finding your outfit the morning of.  Try switching up your typical hair or makeup routine. Who knows, you might love the look you put together.

The burst of creativity will help you wake up and jumpstart your day. Rather than getting into your car and driving to school the same way, every single day, find alternate routes to change up the routine.

And instead of just leaving the music off in the car, or listening to it really low, try jamming out in the car! The boost of energy the music inspires in you can really help you wake up and spice up your morning.

2. Switch personalities

What I mean by this is, if you have a set personality or ‘comfort zone’ personality, try switching to something new. This doesn’t mean you have to go way outside the box and go skydiving or something like that. Just do something that you don’t normally do.

For instance, if you tend to be more introverted, try going out more and meet new people! Though this will be a thrilling/scary experience, it can also be a wake-up call and even act as a natural espresso. Same goes for the other side.

If you are an extrovert, try being secluded for a little while. Though this may be boring at first while you are doing this, your brain starts to rewire itself into being more introverted. The isolation can be calming and can help you relax easier.

With either of these practices, you’ll eventually start to notice that you enjoy the change more and more. This can alter your entire mood for a week, month or even a year, depending on how long you stay at it and force yourself out of your comfort zone.

Putting these ideas into practice can not only spice up your life, but it can also be a way for you to get out more, and make that boring life into a fun adventure again!

AUTHOR
Sarah Tonniges
Hey! I’m Sarah. I’m a seventeen year old girl who is far too creative for her own good. In addition to writing, I love art, sewing and designing costumes. I am currently working on two young adult novels: one fantasy and the other fiction. I hope to be published before graduating from college and earn my living as a full time writer.