One thing that I am looking at this week, as I have a newly full time stay-at-home mother role (previously had my littlest in full time preschool and my oldest is in school) and a husband out of town, I realized what a gift it was to be broken out of my routine. OH... and in an effort to better nurture my body, cutting out coffee, to top it off! My oldest didn't have school one day this week and than had the stomach flu (that promptly cleared as the sun rose in the morning). This was all, clearly NOT routine. So how did I handle it? How did my kids handle it? For the most part, well. But I am observing how most of it is just part of a desire to keep what I like going in life and avoid the rest. One might even call this focusing on the best practices and continuous improvement on our own lives.
However, at some point it COULD turn us into a ball of blocked energy, keeping us from new experiences. Depending on what we do with our routines, it could keep us from those new experiences that create that synchronicity that makes our life magical. If we resist breaking out of routines that is.
As my week unfolded, I discovered my second child is a huge blabber mouth when his brother isn't there to do it for him (as is their mother). I learned that I CAN have fun with my kids without an agenda. I learned that sitting at a desk job is making me tired and out of shape. I learned that I am not just WHO I play as a role in my life, but so much more of a soul essence that is flexible and open to life and loves every minute of it. I needed a reminder, by breaking out of routine.
So I guess what I am saying is... the way I see it, there is nothing wrong with routines, unless you cling to them and can't even break away from them. And many of us do cling to our routines like that.
Insightful Inspiration for the week
My inspiration for you this week is to take a look at your routines. Could you give them up? What happens if you can't follow them due unforeseen circumstances? How do you let them dictate your life? Are you doing it out of enjoyment or desperation to make sure you are safe and secure with what you "know"? Notice are you the master of your routines or the slave? What do you want to be?
Have a spontaneous week!