Some simple low risk advice that can yield profound results and interesting opportunities. We usually think of doing something different as something potentially complicated like taking up a new hobby or trying out some day game; but even slight variations in our daily routine can generate a return.
We can become so set in our ways that we miss a great many new and exciting things. Drive a different route to work and you might see new businesses you didn’t know about, something for sale you could turn a profit on, or discover a new worthwhile social setting along the way.
Include a coworker you don’t know well on a project and maybe you discover a new asset.
Next time you get gas go into the station instead of paying at the pump and chat up the attendant; people are interesting and talking to someone outside your circle can provide a little objectivity.
If you like to run outdoors, leave the earphones out. Might hear something worthwhile.
You aren’t actively stressing about life’s problems anymore because you are too busy dealing with what is actually happening around you at that moment. Doing something different takes you off autopilot and forces you to engage with the world.