Creative Ideas to Break the Daily Routine
By Noha Nasrat & Shaza Walid
Complaints of a boring life routine have become excessively common nowadays. The mistake we often do is leaving ourselves to reach this level of frustration. Yaoota is here to give you some creative ideas and tips to break the routine and beat the boredom. Attempting any of the ideas below every once in a while will surely provide a surge of fresh energy.
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal,” Paulo Coelho, one of the greatest novelists.
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1. Participating in a Running or Bike Marathon
We often see many such events on social media. Consider participating in those most suitable for you. If you know how to ride a bike then pick it up and go cycling. If not, attend a running marathon. The sheer atmosphere there on its own will lift you up! These activities will surely leave you revitalized, both physically and mentally. You might also make some new friends.
Check out this Moda bike here. Prices start from 2099 EGP.
Check out this diverse collection of unisex cycling eyewear. Prices start from 140 EGP.
Make sure to buy yourself a protective helmet. Prices start from 510 EGP.
Try writing an article and posting it on social media or a personal blog. It is going to be an enriching experience, especially when you start interacting with the readers and responding to their questions and opinions.
Moreover, you could also buy a journal and start recording your special memories and happy memories. Going back to them whenever you are feeling down or upset would lift your spirits up and make you feel grateful.
Check out this writing journal here for 35 EGP.
Choose among this colorful collection of writing journals. Prices start from 15 EGP.
3. Attending Educational Seminars or Workshops
Attend a seminar or lecture related to anything of interest, whether science, religion, or culture. You would gain information and broaden your horizons. You could also participate in a workshop related to a field you want to know more about such as broadcast, dubbing, graphics, or others. In addition to breaking the routine, these workshops will give you valuable experience in both your work and personal life.
4.Going on a Trip
Try going on an outing with your family and friends to a new exciting place, such as a somewhere on the Nile or a location with natural scenery and green areas. You could also try a one-day trip (day use) to a place by the sea, which will help you recharge your energy, change your mood, and feel relaxed. Remember to take some tools that will help make your trip better such as a food bag, water cooler, and a tea thermos.
Check out a padded food preservation bag here. Price starts from 80 EGP.
Check out a water cooler here. Price starts from 58 EGP.
Check out a tea thermos here. Price starts from 100 EGP.
You could also check out: Important Things Not to Travel Without
5. Learning a New Hobby
Every time you learn a new skill, you will feel a change in your personality. But what could you learn? You could learn a new language, try a new dish, or pick up a new hobby such as drawing or music. You might even give crochet or accessories making a try.
You could also check out: Handmade: The Way of Success and Profit
Helping others with nothing in return feels wonderful and brings you serenity and satisfaction. You can try volunteering to teach literacy classes or working at an elderly home once or twice per month. You will then feel how much value you are adding to other people’s lives, as well as yours.
“Stories are the souls of places; without them all the earth will be the same,” Mohamed El Adawy in his book, “El Raees”
The great thing about reading is that it takes you to other worlds, and makes you discover new things. This will enrich your character and open up your mind. Try to allocate a specific time of your day to reading and you will be able to travel to places you have never been and live times you have never lived. Moreover, you will also gain much experience by reading autobiographies, novels, or scientific books.
You can search for any book here. Prices start from 2 EGP.
You could also like: How to Pick A Book to Read? and How to Travel Through Books?
8. Visiting Relatives and Old Friends
Call up the relatives you have not talked to for ages and go visit them. Remember to take a small gift with you. Connect with your old friends and go out at the place you used to go to years back. Reliving good memories will leave you feeling optimistic and energized.
Take a fancy chocolate box with you. Prices start from 255 EGP.
9. Practicing Sports
There is no doubt that practicing sports changes your mood and health for the better. Join the nearest gym and stick to specific training times. You could also try walking or jogging for half an hour. If you do not have the time to do sports outdoors, then you can purchase a training device to guarantee you will stick to your training time every day.
You could search for sports equipment on Yaoota here.
You could also like: Athletic Man Essentials and Training Day Essentials (For Ladies)
10. Growing Indoor Plants
Some kinds of plants can easily be well-kept indoors such as thyme, mint, basil, and bay laurel. These herbs can be used in making food, decorating the house with the soothing green color, and leaving your home with aromatic smells all the time.
There are various kinds of pots such as:
- Plastic: avoid the cheap ones because the sun wears them out thus can get easily brokeny.
- Wood: cedar or redwood do not wear out quickly.
- Pottery: needs a lot of water.
- Ceramic and aluminum.
Check out different kinds of pots here. Prices start from 125 EGP.
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