Making a list of things I'd like to change, things I need to do, whatnots if you will, of all the things I'd like to ‘MAKE DIFFERENT' for the new year, is extremely cliché; I know, I get it. But as we inch closer to ending twenty-seventeen, I [have] made a list.

And it's not your typical list; like losing weight or eating better. My list plays more along the lines of doing things out of the norm; things of habit, that become routine, that could use a little uplift.

One of my favorite Tony Robbins quotes says, "You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

That’s powerful if you think about it.


Did you know that something as simple as making your bed each morning is a sense of mental accomplishment?

It is!

But for me, it’s even more than that.

Every waking morning, as I reach over to make my bed, I’ve noticed one side never has movement. Not a pillow out of place, no wrinkle, no touch, no sign that life was in that bed. And it got me thinking, “What’s the point in having a big bed if only one-half is utilized.” So I’ve made a concerted effort in changing that; not because I have to, but because I want to.

Remember, “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” And you will never know what that is until you begin making changes.

A routine-rut is so easy to fall into. And while sometimes it may be good, other times it needs attention.

I bet every single person reading this post can attest to doing the exact same things every single morning or night; I’m no exclusion.

I wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. I pray. I make my bed. I do the exact same things from washing my face and walking the dog, to how I make my coffee and which lights I turn on. A few repetitive actions I’ve done for years and never even noticed. And while there isn’t anything wrong with what I do, God didn’t make me robotic. He created me in His image, full of life with imminent change. His anticipation in creating us was meant that we live life to fullest; not stagnant or mundane.

So this new year, get out of the norm, whatever [your] norm may be. Don’t get comfortable, do something. Because in the waves of change, we find our true direction.

Do you want to repeat last year? Or is twenty-eighteen going to be different? The answers lie in you.