New flash: Humans are creatures of habit. Don’t ask us; just ask a bunch of researchers who are much smarter than we are. Or your local Starbucks could surely tell you as well. And, yes there are good habits and bad habits, but that is not what we want to talk about here. Instead, we want to get to the bottom of what habits really are. You see, humans are drawn to be habitual because it takes the thinking out of life. Our brains are already taxed with so much information and processing work that the more habits we actually have, the less it has to work overtime. Routines are mindless. They are simple. They work for us. But so does a little adventure. A little change. For it keeps us on our toes, it forces us to engage, and it works out our brains in new ways. So, this week, it’s time to CHANGE IT UP. Try a new activity. Take a different route. Taste some new food. Start a new hobby. You get to pick… because you can. So have fun with it. Discover. Then think about how it felt. Don’t judge yourself. Connect with different. Not all of life needs to be a routine. Changing it up matters.

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