4. Change Your Environment
The system that creates and perpetuates the ruts mentioned above is the environment that surrounds you. A lack of new stimulation creates depression. This is why guards put offenders in solitary confinement. The same four walls at home, the same seat in the car, and the same four walls at work do not inspire a lot of awe. They create a prison. Exposing yourself to new environments changes your thinking, arouses your curiosity, and creates novel approaches to longstanding problems. When you change your environment, you can your thinking and positive feelings follow.