Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen
Not everyone likes change.
We love routines.. The comfort and safety that comes from doing the same old thing so much it becomes a habit.
Look at how you’ve woken up for the past few days and maybe you’d recognise a pattern – wakes up, picks phones, goes to twitter, trendlist, scroll scroll scroll.. Checks time.. Rushes and tries to get the day started.
Then the whole day goes in a blur of “routine” experiences.. Hardly a “zing” in your day. Nothing new and exciting for you to look forward to. What a way to die…
With everything happening around us, How about a few “intentional” “zings” to brighten up your day and keep you excited.
Change is good and when you start seeing the positive effects of change from some of these little “exercises” making the leaps to try a little change in other areas of your life becomes easier and something you look forward to.
Change is also how we improve and grow
You must not do all 10 at once, you can pick two or three.. But just throw this into your day and see how it goes for you
Make a list of what you’d do differently and then try to do at least five of those things everyday(or more days than not).
This helps to feed your brain with new experiences. Taking the same route to work or to a place you visit often can become such a bore. By switching it up like this, you get to experience new scenery and your brain would be fed something new
We have a lot of “bored” time when we are enroute and we most times spend it all bent over our phones. Why not take some of this time to practice deep breathing, listen to soothing music, or download an audiobook for the ride.
You’ll notice a lot more than you usually do—and new people will likely talk to you to figure out what you’re doing. Take the time to snap pictures of nature around you. You don’t have to be a photographer or use a fancy phone. Heck.. you could get a lovely wallpaper that means something to you.
This is an easy one even though it might not be so easy if this is new to you. Sometimes it will be easy; sometimes it will be challenging. Every time it will brighten someone’s day and fill yours with joy when you pay others a genuine compliment. You can always find something nice to say to someone
You never know what you’re missing in the office(or anywhere else) when you head out at the same time every day. Try a different thing
Maybe it’s to talk to someone you secretly admire. Set and hit a new exercise goal, A new writing goal – Something you have never done but would like to do – You’ll get a big kick out of little victories like these.
In Thich Nhat Hanh’s book The Miracle of Mindfulness, he shows us how he stays fully present when washing the dishes—and enjoys it. Anything can be interesting if you are not “zoned” out in your head. Practice being present when doing the little boring stuffs like dishes, walking or listening to someone
Have you seen the movie “Yes Man”? In this movie. Jim Carrey said yes to everything, even to an intimate moment with someone’s grandma(Please don’t do that). You have a higher chance for an exciting day if you say yes to most things than not.
You’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling and you’ll create some good karma for yourself or when you make someone else smile genuinely from being helpful. You never know when that kindness will come back to you and open up your world. So find every opportunity in your day to be kind.
Feeling Inspired. Support what we do here.. Have a Zing!