How often do you give yourself a change of scenery?
It could be a weekend road trip or simply spending time in a new park during lunch.
When we break from our usual routines and enter new surroundings, all our senses get stimulated. We feel different. We think differently.
New ideas and possibilities begin to percolate within us.
Even a small change, like taking a new route to work one day, can inspire a new perspective on an issue that’s been bugging us for a while.
Last month my wife and I spent some time near the coast in Southern California—a welcomed break from the heat and humidity of Hawaii.
But it wasn’t only the weather I appreciated. I was meeting new people, exploring new sights (and new restaurants), driving in crazy, fast-moving traffic, and sleeping in unfamiliar beds. Even the palm trees were different than the ones we’re used to seeing in Hawaii.
In the midst of all this newness, I became very aware of how my thinking patterns were shifting in these fresh environments. I found a larger, more inspiring perspective of my life’s work. And I asked the Universe to begin manifesting my new-and-improved vision of the future.
I returned home feeling like an upgraded version of me. And all it took was a change of scenery.
Even if you can’t travel far from home, set your intention to shake up your routine. Expose yourself to different surroundings, even for a few minutes here or an hour there.
You may discover new thoughts, a fresh inspiration, or even a new you.