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How To Break Up the Humdrum Of The Everyday Routine

Yvonne Marchese September 2022

Midlife Reinvention Thought Leader: Yvonne Marchese

Do you find yourself living in the middle of a never-ending sameness?

Reliable Routine:

Have you set up your days so there’s a reliable routine you can count on? I think we do this as we get older because it’s efficient. It helps us get things done and there’s a comfort that comes from knowing what to expect everyday.

“Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean we are fully cooked.”

But there’s also a price to be paid for that comfort. You might feel like you’re stuck in a rut. You want to spice things up or you know you need to make some essential changes, but your routine keeps you tied to the way you’ve always done things. That routine is a collection of habits and our habits define us.  

When we do this we are unintentionally limiting our growth potential. When was the last time you really challenged yourself? Just because we’re getting older doesn’t mean we are fully cooked. What if we abandon the idea of the midlife crisis and rename it a midlife awakening? We are here to learn and grow and that doesn’t stop just because we’re older. It could be that all you need is a change in your daily perspective – a way to change up your everyday routine.

My “Vacation Eyes”:

Many parts of your routine are probably serving you well, but if you feel like “something’s off” or simply feeling bored, you might want to take a look at shaking things up a bit. I have a little trick I like to use when I feel the need to shake up my perspective. I put on my “vacation eyes” when going through my daily routine. A few years ago I took it on as a daily challenge and I’m just now realizing that it may have laid the ground for my midlife reinvention.

Download this Kuel Life Mini Moment from Yvonne Marchese to learn about what it means to use your “vacation eyes” and for ideas about how to set up your own daily challenge. Let’s shake up your everyday routine!


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Yvonne Marchese

About the Author:

Yvonne Marchese is the host of the Late Bloomer Living Podcast, a professional photographer, mother and wife. At the age of 48, she realized that she’d bought into a story about getting old that was adversely affecting her health and relationships.Changing her story about aging inspired her to start the Late Bloomer Living Podcast where she is on a mission to redefine society’s ideas on aging and exploring how to live a life by design. Yvonne believes that midlife is filled with possibility, that it’s never too late to pursue a dream and that the stories we tell ourselves have tremendous power. Who knew that midlife could be so much fun? Follow Yvonne on IG –@latebloomerliving