I realized in a new way today the power of disrupting our routine. You see, we wanted to remember to soak oatmeal this evening before going to bed. So, Claudia wrote a reminder for us to remember.
Just writing a reminder can really make a difference with remembering something. However, sometimes we still forget even if we’ve written a reminder.
Normally, after we write a reminder note, we’ll stick this sort of thing on the refrigerator, on our idea board, or in our planner.
However, the thing is, we get so used to seeing reminders in these areas that we often don’t notice them. So, this time, we stuck it right on the switch to our kitchen light.
I’ve got to tell you, I’ve thought about soaking oatmeal today so many times you’d think my life depended on it!
The light switch to our kitchen is right next to the doorway so every time I go in or out of the kitchen (maybe 30 times a day!), I remember we need to soak oatmeal tonight.
This really got me thinking and asking, “How could I apply this technique of disrupting my routine in other areas of my life?”
Question: Have you ever disrupted your routine and came up with new creative ideas and solutions? How?