Are you ready for the “Season of Change?” Start with your geography.

Guest Post by Life Coach, Sharon Lincoln, PCC

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut?

You craved some big change, but making a big move simply wasn’t doable at the time? So often this feeling leaves us believing it may be time for a new job, or a new relationship, or even a big physical move to get that feeling of newness and excitement back.

When the day-to-day routine of life gets stale, it’s time to change your geography.

Changing your geography doesn’t have to be about picking up and moving to a different city, or quitting a job that you’ve been in for a long time. It’s about changing your routine and doing something different that may open up your world to new possibilities.

This month, I challenge you to “change your geography” in your own city. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Find a cafe in a different part of town, sit outside and people watch.
  • Join a different mommy group for a play date.
  • Literally become a tourist: join a wine tasting tour for the day, or a sightseeing trip in your city
  • Find the thing that you’ve been yearning to try, and do it…even if it means doing it solo.
  • If you are in a relationship, plan a “Happy Hour Date.” This means hiring a sitter to come around 3 or 4 in the afternoon allowing you and your significant other some time to enjoy daylight hours together without having to worry about getting the kids ready for bedtime! Go have a drink by the water, or see a movie and then do dinner after. The benefit to this kind of date is that you get home around 8 or 9 and the kids are asleep leaving you to enjoy the rest of your evening together.
  • If you are single, step out of your comfort zone. Perhaps you’ve been internet dating with no results. If so, try a different site or join an events club. By doing something unfamiliar you are simply opening yourself up to new possibilities.

By changing your geography, you are simply seeing your life through a new set of lenses. So often, we get stuck in our routine, or frankly, other people’s routines and fear stepping out of our comfort zone. By doing so, you are not only reacquainting yourself with the place you love, you are also opening up your world to new opportunities and experiences.

Read Sharon’s last article on Creating Space for Change  here

Sharon Lincoln, PCC, is a Certified Personal and Professional Coach. She is a mom of a two year old boy, and one month old girl and can be reached at sharonlincoln5@gmail.com

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