In the spirit of trying something different, I’m sharing a video with you today. In it, I share 3 reasons to take a detour when you’re feeling stuck.
They are as follows:
1. You’ll experience increased energy
It’s so easy to fall into a rut and continue doing what we’ve always done, even when we’re frustrated and not getting the results we want.
I have a home office which I often work out of. While I love the convenience of working right from home, sometimes I can go a little stir crazy not leaving the house.
When this happens, I’ve found it’s really helpful to get out of the house and work from somewhere else, like a nearby coffee shop. It gets me out of my funk and gets my energy back up again.
2. You may find a better way of doing something
Many times, when we try something a different way, we’ll find a better way of doing it.
I teach guitar and, with one of my students, a book I use a lot wasn’t working well. Rather then keep trying the same thing over and over again just because it had worked it the past, I found a new book, one I had never used before.
My student responded very well to it, and we’re making great progress now.
3. You’ll get moving again
For about 5 years before going into business for myself, I commuted about an hour to and from my job in Philadelphia. When I hit bad traffic on the freeway at a particular bottleneck, I’d often take the next exit and go back roads instead.
It felt so good to get out of the congestion and get moving again! And this was true even when the alternate route was farther and perhaps even took longer than sitting through the bottleneck.
There you have it. 3 reasons to take a detour when you’re feeling stuck. What about you? Have you found taking a detour to get you unstuck? Leave your reply in the comments of the post. I’d love to hear it!