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Are Your Daily Routines Holding You Back? How to Take Risks!

Are Your Daily Routines Holding You Back? How to Take Risks!

What routines are preventing you from moving forward in your education career? Whether you realize it or not, you are a creature of habit. You probably get up at the same time every day, follow the same routine to wake up and get yourself ready for the day, drive the regular route to work, follow the same schedule in the classroom or your office, and take the same route home at the end of the day.

Recognizing job dissatisfaction is critical to getting out of a career rut and the boredom of daily routines. If you are unhappy with your current teaching job, it is essential to take action now.

Once you arrive home from work, you probably have dinner, watch television, grade papers, work on a project, read the newspaper, and follow some routine once it’s bedtime. You set the alarm for the same time, and when it sounds the next day, you start the cycle over again.

Don’t get me wrong. Routines can be good. They help us improve productivity, allow us to multitask, make us feel comfortable, safe, and secure, and reduce stress. However, the drawback is that they can be difficult to break away from and can make us live our lives on autopilot.

So, how does this relate to your career? As a professional, you must recognize that routines can prevent you from achieving your full potential. If you are too stuck in your ways professionally, you won’t be finding new, exciting techniques and methods to implement in your teaching, and your classroom might become stale. However, if you persist in incorporating a new technique into your teaching, it will become part of your new routine. Adaptability is a fabulous aspect of the human spirit and brain.

The most successful people know that changes to their routine will cause them some discomfort. They are also very aware that if they work at it long enough, these changes will become more comfortable and part of their routine.

When you have a specific daily routine, it is usually difficult to incorporate something new. People can intrinsically grasp a new concept or principle but experience difficulty in the implementation process. This is also why so many people find it difficult to change their eating habits for the better. They understand they should change their diet, but implementing the changes is tricky because their eating habits have become routine.

The key to changing your routine is to keep applying the concept even though it feels uncomfortable and foreign. You will most likely feel comfortable with the idea immediately after experiencing the most significant frustration and difficulty.

Consider learning a new sport, hobby, or task. At first, the movements feel uncomfortable. Your moves are not smooth, accurate, or natural. And this feeling usually persists for quite some time. However, something clicks when you feel like giving up because it has become too complicated and frustrating, and the movements feel more natural. You have now progressed to the stage of being able to achieve results.

The exact process happens when you try something different in your career. Routines are powerful and effective. However, to get the most from them, you do need to change them regularly. Not only will this assist your teaching career, but it will also help keep you from getting bored or becoming stagnant.