When was the last time you did something you haven’t done before?
Something you don’t consider quite you? When was the last time you didn’t follow an established routine?
We have so many routines – and they help us to cope with our lives, make us faster and save energy.
Yet they are also often so tight-knitted that there is no room for surprise, for spontaneity.
Routines stabilize us, but used excessively they suffocate us.
As with so many things it’s the dose and the mix that makes the poison or the remedy.
So let’s have some fun this week – let’s create some surprises for ourselves!
It’s the small things we can change in our daily routine. Those small changes, where we give leeway to our need for control, will open up a space where our creativity, our imagination, where we as a whole get a fresh breath of air. Leonard Cohen sings “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” (The Future/Anthem). We can create this crack to let the light of growth in.
We don’t all have to dance like nobody’s watching ;) And yet, when was the last time you danced in your livingroom?