To get out of the brain rut, I propose you notice something new.
If you focus on human interaction like I do, maybe you could focus on sounds instead. What are the prevailing sounds you hear every day? If you’re brain isn’t used to working this way, it could be a challenge at first. And that’s the point.
You want to challenge your brain to operate in new ways. Noticing something new is an enlivening way to do this.
If you notice colors, look for for the lack of them. If you notice words, focus on images for a bit. There’s no right or wrong way to go about this.
What is true, though, is that we all need variety for an enriched life.
If you focus all of your mental health on one or two things, what will happen if those things go away? You need variety to protect yourself from inevitable storms.
And to get that variety, try to notice something new today.
Do you think this could work for you? Give it a shot. If it doesn’t work, tailor it until it does!
Take care and stay safe,