Last Friday's blog discussed expanding our comfort zone by doing small things differently. The subsequent blogs shared small things I'd done differently over the weekend.
A few of the small things will continue to be done the way I have always done them (e.g not sure I want to go back to drinking normal tea). A few of the activities I did differently made we realise how easy it is to learn a behaviour and then simply allow it to become a habit rather than consider alternatives each time. In a number of instances I realised what I had been doing wasn't necessarily the best option 100% of the time, in 100% of situations.
Not so much of a setback if I just take the same route to work everyday - but perhaps a concern if I always walk the same route to my desk and therefore never get to talk to others off the route. Not the end of the world I know but doing small things differently can really open your eyes to what you might be missing.
My blog suggested small things to do differently at home - in the office how about:
- Making a drink at a different kettle
- Getting your water from a different cooler
- Walking a different route to your desk
- Coming in earlier or later and therefore leaving earlier or later
- Taking lunch at a different time or in a different location
- Bringing in your own lunch or going out for it
- Making calls at a different time of day
- Reading emails at a different time of day
- Working from home on a different day
- Starting meetings at different times 10.08??
- Visiting a different toilet (we are creatures of habit after all)
Inspiring change inside and out