5 Steps to Break Away from the Ordinary
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5 Steps to Break Away from the Ordinary

Tips on how to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

5 Steps to Break Away from the Ordinary
Psychology Today

1. Always keep your short-term and long-term goals in mind.
Your goals may change from time to time, but always make sure you are avidly working towards something that will benefit you. Keeping a daily to-do list can help you make sure you are accomplishing everything that you need to for the day. Also, keeping a list of your long-term goals somewhere in your house where you will see it often can be a nice reminder as to why you need to work hard and stay on track.

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2. Be confident in your abilities and your dreams.
The key to building up your confidence is losing the fear of failure. It is imperative that you believe that with hard work and dedication, you can accomplish your goals. Just think of all of the challenges that you overcame in the past and never stop looking forward. No one can be confident all of the time and even the most extraordinary of people can have self-doubt, but it is important that you keep moving and don’t lose sight of what you are working towards.

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3. Strive to do one new thing or have one new experience every day.
Life can get so boring if you never change it up a little. Taking the same route to class or work, eating the same foods, and doing the same things every single day can be exhausting and take a toll of anyone’s mental health. To break away from the ordinary, do at least one new thing every day. It can be as small as taking a different route to work or trying a new food, or as big as skydiving or changing careers. Doing new things can make a mundane day into something much greater. [rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F10%2F31%2F636134719556020989-1215385938_OD3.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=81&h=945ba53ecfcec17913eebd43c3ae58ec808bacf7d11904b38d4e1ebe4c94868f&size=980x&c=262542513 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F10%252F31%252F636134719556020989-1215385938_OD3.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D81%26h%3D945ba53ecfcec17913eebd43c3ae58ec808bacf7d11904b38d4e1ebe4c94868f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D262542513%22%7D" expand=1]

4. Be nice to others and do random acts of kindness.
Being kind and boosting other people’s confidence is instantly gratifying and can help boost your own confidence as well. No matter how awful of a day you are having, doing a random act of kindness can immediately turn that around. Some ways you can spread the love are by paying for the person’s coffee that is behind you in the drive-thru, donating your unwanted clothes and belongings to a homeless shelter, or just leaving someone a kind note to make sure they know that you care. All of these little things can add up and make your life feel more meaningful.

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5. Know when to walk away from something that isn’t good for you.
It is important to know when to walk away from something that isn’t good for your overall well-being. Whether it is a toxic friendship or you hate your job, having these burdens on your shoulders all the time can really take a toll on your well-being. Even if it is hard, learn to walk away because it will only benefit you in the long-run and it will make room for even better things to fall in place.

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