I have found that the key to fighting the daily grind is to intentionally do something, anything, that you don’t do daily.
Sounds simple, right?
The more frequently you think or do something, the stronger the pathway becomes in your brain; creating an automatic way of thinking. Imagine a dense forest, so dense its almost impossible to move through. Now envision a single worn pathway through this forest. This is the path you take every day. It’s easy to follow. You know every curve and turn. You go down it every day without even thinking.
In order to break free from this path, you have to first wake up from autopilot and actually see the path that you’re on. Then, you have to hack your way through the dense uncut forest to create a new pathway.
Cutting the new path isn’t the hard part – its remembering to wake up and snap back into the present moment while going through your daily tasks.
And when you do – it creates an opportunity to change your day from ordinary to extraordinary.
Which is what happened to me today. As I picked my daughter up from pre-school, the sun hit me just so and woke me back up to life. Why get in the car to go back home to do nothing, when we have this beautiful new town to enjoy on this sunny day? So we took a walk instead, and did some exploring.
We just recently moved into this area this past September, so its our first summer here to discover our new surroundings!
We even found a new playground to explore!
And when we got home, baby did a little more exploring on her own. I enjoyed watching her crinkle and rip up the newspaper. :)
After all that excitement, she actually took a nap. Yay! So I was able to get in a little creative time too. Here’s a sneak peek below. Hopefully I will have the project finished tomorrow to share with you!