Rules and order are all well and very good. I personally work better in a clean and orderly environment. Rules are also good for society. Don’t need criminals running things. Plans and setting goals are also terrific for moving in the direction of where we want our lives to go…
There are times, however, when we need to just cut loose a bit, get creative, think out of the box, and color outside of the lines!
Here are some ideas for today:
Wear a fun color to work today- something you don’t normally wear.
If you are a quiet person, speak up more and see what happens
If you are a talker, be silent and listen to others and see what happens
Try to a new fitness class at your gym
Take a new route to work or home today
Pick up that trashy beach novel this summer and give yourself permission to enjoy!
In your journal today or tonight, have fun doodling and sketching. Just play.
Consider taking some kind of improv or acting class to get out of yourself and just have fun with others
Try a new art class or sewing class (Jo Ann Fabric stores offer classes)
Go on an adventure- what does adventure mean to you on this day? Do it!
Do something unexpected that will make someone’s day (example: it is a lot of fun to pay for the coffee of the vehicle behind you at the Starbucks drive through window)
Cook something new tonight for your family or sweetie. Eat outdoors or by candlelight or on a blanket in your living room and have a picnic.
Invite a friend or colleague out for lunch today and try someplace you have never eaten at.
Try a new food or beverage.
Find new ways to move your body. All that exercise will add up and do your body and spirit some good.
Novelty is the spice of life. Sometimes we need to shake things up, try new things, do things a little differently, be creative, be more spontaneous and adventurous- and just enjoy life! Days, weeks, months, and years go by so fast. We get to a certain age and it is easy to get set in our ways…but we don’t have to. Each day is fresh and new. It is what we make it.