How much of what we do on a daily basis in life is out of a habit coupled with the fear of ‘what if we don’t do x’?
If we were free of the fear and conscious what would we do or not do?
So fear is about ‘what if we don’t do’ and it could be replaced with ‘what if I did’. If we stopped doing many of the likely pointless habitual things that we do out of fear of not doing, then we would have more time to enjoy doing the things that really matter.
Sometimes…we just need to change the routine, do a different route to work, have a different tea in the morning, change the washing powder, not do our exercises, have a slice of cake instead of an apple…whatever it is, we need a break some days.
Habits and discipline are all well and good, but we can become stale and lacking in new things. It is often the small things that matter much more than the so-called ‘bigger’ things. That’s why a couple of small changes regularly here and there can help us to keep our momentum on life going without the need to come to a crashing halt because we have burnt out. Small steps taken often add up to the bigger thing, but not always on the same path and not without a break.
Some days it’s also good just to say ‘fuck it’ and get back in bed. The mind says ‘that’s terrible, you must get up, there are things to do’ and then we feel guilty about being in bed and don’t get the benefit of switching off. Don’t feel guilt, some days it’s good to do nothing and not even think about it.