Does all change have to be unpleasant or disruptive? Or is it that we get so accustomed to coasting that even the slightest change is intolerable?
What if we initiated change instead of it happening to us? What would that do to cultivate flexible minds that can adapt and respond quickly to change?
I’ve been playing with this idea in areas that seem easy and not hugely disruptive to see what that does – this switching the rigmarole of everyday routine.
My children and I have been taking a different route back home from school. Today, I showed up at 7am for a networking meeting.
Aayansh and Radhika are discovering that there’s more than one way to get home! I wonder if this will expand their mind! Will they subtly get the idea that there could be many ways to get where he wants to? Or perhaps to solve a problem? Or perhaps less rigid and more responsive to whichever situation they find themselves in?
We have been able to be less robotic and more aware of what’s around us. We are having conversations about what turn we could take that would bring us closer to home without mapping it all out in advance. We are more relaxed and having more fun!
We are finding and enjoying parks along the way that we haven’t visited in a while. All of a sudden, the library falls in our path and we stopped to pick up some books we hadn’t before because it wasn’t on our habitual route.
At the networking meeting, I met some very fun, new people. It helped me step out of routine but it also helped me open my mind to the possibility that this could be fun.
So, what would be the smallest way that you could break the routine? Would you be open to making one small change and finding out what that does? Or do you pre-meditate the outcome of trying something new in your mind?
I’d love to hear what you tried?! How did you respond to what came?
On a similar, but slightly different note, have you tried an online program about How to Sit Comfortably that is not about ergonomic recommendations or pulling your shoulders back? ;)
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