5 Ways to Switch Up Your Routine This Week

Routines help us stay on track and create stability in our lives, but what if your routine isn’t actually serving you? It might be time to shake things up. In a year where our daily routines have turned upside down, for better or worse, it might be time to revisit what’s working for you and what isn’t.

First, take a look at your current routine. Then go back to the tool of “integrate and eliminate” to evaluate what is essential to your routine and what isn’t serving you. Then, try switching up your routine. Here are a few ideas on how to do just that:

Switch Your Workout Time

If you typically reserve your workouts for the afternoon but find yourself skipping them more often than not, it might be time for a change. Try a morning workout or tune into a lunchtime fitness class to mix things up!

woman doing yoga

Change Your Evening Routine

If you’re always doing the same thing to unwind after work — like sitting in front of the TV — try something different. Set up a phone or Zoom call with a loved one, take a walk outside, or cook a nourishing meal. Try a few different activities to see what makes you feel the best, then integrate it into your routine. 

Take a Different Route

Whether it’s your daily commute or dog walking route, physical paths can become mundane. Switching up the routes you take can give you a fresh perspective and help you be more present and intentional about your movement instead of simply going on autopilot. 

walking dog through the park

Try a New Coffee Shop or Restaurant

We all have our favorite local establishments. But do you remember the first time you discovered your go-to coffee shop or restaurant? Let yourself feel that joy again by switching up your daily habits and getting out of your comfort zone. 

Say Yes (or No)

Are you the type of person who always says “yes” and finds yourself overcommitted? Practice saying no and notice what your routine looks like when you have more time. On the flip side, if you say “no,” frequently try saying “yes” and allow yourself to try something new!

Changing up your routine can have a significant impact on your growth journey. It helps create a fresh perspective and optimize healthier habits! For support on shaking up your routine, download the Veraki App today.