The 3 P’s Part 1
Place. Pace. Perspective.
Sometimes in life we encounter obstacles, big or small, that leave us stumped or just feeling stuck. Wether it’s writer’s block, a huge life decision your making, or just wanting more out of life. Getting out of those ruts can be difficult. Here are a few ways to help open your mind and get those brain juices a flowin!
Back in the day it was a common practice to simply get up and move about the room when you begin to mentally feel stuck. A “turn about the room.” A way of entering a different mindset and getting your blood flowing. So many of us are spending most of our days working in an office job, sitting in the same spot everyday. Or if your not in an office, most jobs require a lot of the same repetitive actions, which result in the same kind of repetitive thinking. Theres nothing new actively engaging our minds. Which becomes a problem when we face decisions that are challenging and require a new way of thinking. Getting up and changing your surroundings engages your senses. Like going from dark room, and walking into the sunlight. Regularly changing up where you generally do a lot of work, or thinking will keep your mind fresh and intrigued. Get up and go for a walk if you need to think, or take your laptop outside to get work done. Little changes like this will help you to open your mind and enter a new train of thought.
Do you ever realize when you run into an old friend you maybe haven’t seen in awhile and you ask them, “what’s new?” or a “what have you been up to?” their response usually sounds a lot like, “ehh same old, same old…” I don’t know about you but that doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to me. Life is an adventure! Everyday we have the chance to learn and experience something new, but we end up living the same day over and over. Benjamin Franklin said it best. “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” (Woah right!) To continue grow we need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones, and change it up! That really cool hike you’ve been wanting to try, or that cooking class you’ve been wanting to take go out and do it! Trying new things presents you with new challenges, and the different people you encounter on the way will teach you lessons you might have other wise missed. You can speed up, or slow down. Say you had a hard emotional week. Maybe slow it down and take time to yourself and reboot. Then, approach obstacles with fresh eyes. Changing the pace of things will make life a lot more enjoyable as well.
Change of Place + Change of Pace
= Change of Perspective.
When you approach a challenge in the same way you always have, your going to end up with the same result. Thats why change, although sometimes scary is necessary. We aim for personal growth as we go through life, and there is no growth without change. When you start changing up your place, and pace, it will change your perspective, and sometimes all you need to overcome the task at hand is to see things in a different light.