Back to bed

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.

OK, back to bed.

What did you notice today?

We’ve been at work, at home, at school, at college, sailing, running, piloting an aircraft…whatever we have been doing today, a simple question, what did you notice?

We are all so often just on autopilot, in our minds, thinking about past or future, planning, thinking about the next thing. Did we actually see anything? or are our daily routines so repetitive that we do not notice anything?

Perhaps it might be worth a moment each day to reflect upon what we saw, learnt, noticed, was there anything new or different. Even better, perhaps we could be more present and notice things in every moment.

Otherwise, each day, week, month, year, and life goes in just a blur of the everyday routines.