We all have that phase in life where we surrender ourselves to monotony. We accept that completing education, getting a job and following a routine life is the ultimate measure of success. Somewhere, we kill those little sparks that push us to try new stuff.
But this time, I thought why not light those little flames and see what they open up to. I understand coming out the self created sameness can be challenging. But it might be worth taking the risk. For me, breaking the repetition does not mean going on a solo trip to France or going on a wellness retreat for mental detox.
For me, breaking the monotony will be in the form of baby steps. After a lot of thinking, I narrowed down to four extremely simple challenges for myself. These are pretty easy things that I have not done ever in my life. If you resonate with me in any bit, you can try them too!
1. Go on a me date
I plan to sit in my balcony in the evening after preparing a playlist that I would want to hear that particular day. With earphones plugged in, I would enjoy a nice cup of lemon water to myself. If you are wondering what lemon water is, it is lemon juice squeezed in hot water. I want to look at the plants around, sing songs and enjoy my drink. It will be just me, treating myself with time and no worries.
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2. Take a day off from my phone
I have this constant habit of checking my phone. But for once, I want to experience life without any distractions and screen hours. I plan to keep my phone aside the night before my challenge begins and not to use it again until the day after the challenge day. I plan to do this challenge on a Sunday so that I do not miss any important work updates. I want to find my level of addiction to my phone with this challenge. What do you think, will I be able to survive an entire day bereft my phone?
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3. Wake up at 5:30 a.m.
I have always woken up late. For all those who follow my blog know how hard I’m trying to fix my morning routine. I have read and heard enough about the 5 a.m. club but have never been a part of it. I want to debut and wake up with the early rays of the sun. I am sure it must be magical outside, something I have never witnessed.
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4. Learn dance on this song
I used to enjoy dancing but have never been good at it. It has been years since I danced and I never got back because of my mental block. This time, I have decided to go back to my old love. I will try and pick up this beautiful choreography. If you understand hindi, I’m sure you will love this song and dance. If not, nevertheless, I urge you to watch their graceful performance.
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It is just a beginning for me and my quest to break the routine life will continue. I hope I squeeze some me time in my calendar and think out of the box, for myself. I will share how I felt after completing these challenges and push for some new challenges in September. Till then, have fun and keep challenging yourself!