When you do something every day, even if you enjoy it, it becomes routine. Like your morning coffee. If you have a habit you used to love that’s become boring, give it up for a few days.
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As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, even the things we love most can become dull if they fall into habit. Maybe you started drinking coffee because you liked the taste, but now it’s just a thing you have to drink to get through the day. You don’t even enjoy it anymore. If you’ve reached that point, skip it for a few days to hit the reset button on your appreciation for it.
What’s something you used to relish that you now take for granted? Did that first morning cup of coffee used to be a wonderful moment — and now it’s just something you hastily gulp down? Well, skip it for three days… And then, once the three days are over, oh man, SAVOUR that coffee — or whatever it is that you’ve denied yourself.
This can work for just about any indulgence that’s become habit. If you’ve grown bored of listening to music, your morning bagel, or even if you’re falling into a routine in your relationship, taking a step back from your habit can give you time to remember what your life is like without it. Take a few days without turning on the TV or playing that video game and see just how much you miss it by the end.
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