Do you have a running loop that you run in the same direction every day? Perhaps one that you have run every week for the past few months, without ever running it in reverse? I dare you to do it. Run that route in reverse. It's amazing what you'll see with the new perspective.
Houses that you ran by every day suddenly appear different. Trees and flowers pop up that you had never noticed. Decorations look differently. And suddenly you're more aware and awake on your run than the last time you ran it.
I'm that person that tends to run routes in the same direction. When I headed out on my run yesterday I wanted to do something different and see something different. Running my route backwards totally changed everything! I only ran for a half hour but saw a completely different landscape than I had been seeing for the last few months.
It's good to step out of routine. It keeps our brains fresh. And you don't need to stop there. Challenge yourself to step out of routine once this week and take note at what you experience.
Hope you're all having a happy Sunday!