Its what we do.
We eat breakfast, we go to work, we’re polite and we follow the norms. We make a reasonable dinner and get everything ready for tomorrow, because tomorrow we must do it all again.
In this routine we get stuck in, there’s no joy. There’s no fulfillment. There’s no heart racing, air gasping, mind blowing happiness. Because out of life we only get what we expect, and we expect the same thing over and over again.
Today, I want to encourage you to break the mold. Do something different. Do something crazy. Challenge yourself. Liberate yourself!
This can be as simple as changing your routine in some small way. Like lunch. Or the route you take to work.
Or it could be as big as purposefully acting in kindness. Buy a stranger a coffee. Dance in your kitchen. Forget dinner, it’s pancakes tonight. Jump on a trampoline for the first time in ten years. Just. Fucking. Do it.
I think we need, as a society, to stop pretending that being ‘normal’ makes us happy. Or fitting in makes us happy. Or slaving away at our 9-5 jobs just to make a buck makes us happy. We do those things to get by.
But what about feeling alive?
What do you do to feel that incredible sense of aliveness?
Here’s what you should do:
Make a list of things that make you feel a sense of peace, purpose, and utter joy:
- Laughing until your tummy hurts
- Cooking something new
- Acting like a kid again (building snow men, making forts, etc)
Do said things. Do them all.
Remind yourself that you are not here to perpetuate the every day monotony. You are here to feel, to know joy, to sense the blood rushing through your veins.
No more living one day to the next to the next.
I care for you all, stranger or not, and I hope you find that thing that makes you feel alive and embrace it.