Project #shakeitup

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It has been proven that human behavior is extremely predictable.

Most things we do are routine: when we wake up, what we eat for breakfast, where we will drive our car in a day; week; month.

In this age of smart phones, twitter, Instagram, and constant check-ins, sociologists are able to gain incredible insight that marketers pay big bucks for: the knowledge of what you and I do, what we want, and what drives us.

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Click on photo for interesting study on predictability of human behavior

It’s no mystery that we need an element of routine to function and flourish.

But the danger of too much routine, is that it can keep us stuck in the ordinary; unaccustomed to trying something new; unfamiliar with focusing on someone else.

I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds a little boring. It sure doesn’t leave much room for reflecting and growing…much less the creation of a good story.

And I’m always up for a good story…

So let’s shake things up a bit, shall we? Let’s try a little experiment of our own.

Each week I’m going to post a challenge of some sort. Nothing big and scary. Just something simple, leaving you room to pick the details.

Some challenges may really resonate with you; some may not.

Each week I will share how I carried out my challenge from the previous week. And if you choose to participate, I’d love to hear how it went for you. What did you do? How did it impact you? Did you love it? Hate it? Were your eyes opened to something new? Simply leave a post in the comment section to share.

Let’s switch up our routine in one tiny way each week, and see how it affects us. We might find that we, and others around us, benefit greatly from the not-so-predictable.

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Challenge of the week: Say yes to something you normally say no to.