How many of us get going in a routine that churns day in and day out. We do this at home and at work. With all the little changes in every day life, a routine can be quite comforting. In other areas like your exercise routine, your relationships, or your work habits, routines might prove to be detrimental over the long run. How?
If you're always maintaining the status quo, its very likely you will grow bored and complacent. Those little things you used to notice when the activity was fresh, will become less noticeable. All the passion you felt for something exciting or challenging and new may grow cumbersome and tedious with repetition. It's like a repetitive strain injury on your life's activities.
If you're growing bored, then the long-term ramifications on your personal success could be that you aren't performing at the level you could be. You aren't growing in your career or your relationship. In order to continue reaping benefits and fruit from life, you need to invest in it. How?
Raise the bar.
Challenge yourself to do something new. Ask to help a new team or take on a new project. Boldness around the office or home can renew confidence in your capabilities. Stronger leadership in your life roles can instill a sense of affirmation in the circles around you. Moreover, in today's work environment, none of us can afford to operate as usual. We all have to do more just to keep our jobs. So if your feeling bored, find a challenge, strive for greater work life balance on both sides, and raise the bar. You can!