Maybe you just finished up your school year and you’re not sure what summer has in store for you. Or the school year seems to be dragging out thanks to all the snow days this past winter.
Well, you don’t need to be Jason Bourne and grab a different passport from your safety deposit box to jazz things up. But it is up to you to get out of your rut. Sitting around wishing things would change won’t do the trick.
Here are a few ideas to get jump-started:
- Change up your workout. Normally do PX90? Get outside and go for a run through the woods. The change of scenery and fresh air will revitalize your body and soul.
- Eat a new food (a new flavor at Orange Leaf doesn’t count – something totally new).
- Listen to a Pandora station you’ve never listened to before for at least an hour while you clean your room, bake cookies or paint your nails. Who knows? You might discover your new fav band.
- Switch chores with a sibling/roommate/housemate.
- Always read from the same devotional? Try a new one OR try diving into a book of the Bible you’re not familiar with – Psalms are a good place to start. I happen to love the letters of Paul.
- Try something in your area you’ve never tried before – attend the free concert in the park, splash in the fountain, visit the museum, hike a trail.
- Go to a different coffee shop and order a different drink – you can do this.
- Read a book by an author you’ve never read before. Better yet, if you always read nonfiction try out a novel. If you’re a fiction fanatic grab a travel guide about a place you’ve always wanted to go, a biography about a person you admire or a how-to book on something you’ve always wanted to learn. Hint this may inspire more changes.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17