Spring is busting out all over. Boing! It’s a time of renewal and revival. Time for a new dawn of a new day. I aim to get me some of that new, and I want you to join me.
I’m in a rut. Partly due to the never-ending winter from hell, partly due to laziness, whatever the reason, the fact is that I have taken up residence in a big, bottomless rut of Everyday Dailyness.
I… ..get up.
………go to work.
…………. eat dinner
……. go to bed.
“Same old, same old” isn’t just an expression to me, it’s my life’s work. I suspect I’m not alone.
Studies show that the human brain never loses its capacity to learn. Not only is it possible, the process of seeking new information and new experiences actually creates new synapses in our brain. This is serious science. Exercising our brains, like our bodies, makes them stronger and keeps them young.
We can use this fact to make a ladder and climb out of the ruts we’re in. How? Try 3 new things today.
It may be something you’ve never done before, like trying a new food. Or it could be doing an ordinary thing in a new way, like brushing your teeth with your left hand. It may be a big thing, like jumping out of a plane, or it may be small, like saying hello to someone you always see on the bus but never talk to.
Just for today, make a conscious choice and do 3 new things. Then report back here tomorrow and tell us what you did.*
We’ll make a pact:
I hereby resolve…(c’mon. All together!).… I hereby resolve to do 3 new things today.
If this works out, maybe we can decide to try a new thing EVERY day. Maybe.
Let’s do it. You and me.
*If reading my blog isn’t the first thing you do each morning, you may need more than one day to accomplish the task. That’s OK, but we need to talk about your priorities.