Shake Up Your Routine to Innovate

A young woman taking a break from technology

We all get into our routines, whether it’s those first few moments in the morning or a complex list of daily milestones. But when your old routines no longer serve you, stepping out of them can add inspiration and innovation to your day. Here are a few tips for stepping out of your routine.

Ask your colleagues what they do

If you have a productive colleague, ask them for 10 minutes to pick their brain about their daily routine. They may have some great habits that you can incorporate.

Make a list and try them all

Create a list of 5 to 10 ways you could shake up your daily routine, and then try them all to see if anything sticks.

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Get outside

Research shows that being outside can boost creativity and innovation. If the weather allows, add three 10-minute outdoor breaks into your day. Sit in the garden with a cup of coffee (and no phone!), take a quick walk around the block, or eat lunch outside.

Do things backwards

Shake up your routine by simply reorganizing it. Hit the gym after work instead of before, make those afternoon calls first thing in the morning, and check emails before lunch instead of after. You may find you prefer the new order better than the old. 

About the AuthorZoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. RISMedia is the residential real estate industry’s definitive source for news and information. Email Zoe your real estate news ideas at

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