Spent some time adventuring today and it got me thinking how important it is to change up your routine. We are by nature creatures of habit. We get comfortable and then we don’t get out of the everyday groove. It’s kins of sad really. We miss out on so much this way.
I try and do things different all the time. I shop for groceries at different stores (even though I have a favorite). I go to different branches of my bank even though I like that my closest branch tellers know me. I am constantly changing the kind of music I listen to (although that is more dependent on my mood). I drive different routes to a familiar location.
The point is that I get to shake off the dullness of sameness and I get to jump the ruts of routine. I will admit that sometimes it is hard to get me out of my comfort zone but once I am, I love it. I love newness. I love exploring. I love being open to adventure and new thinking.
Change up your routine. Do something different, try a new coffee shop, grocery store, gas station. Go somewhere you have never been. It doesn’t have to be a big trip, it could be the next town over. Just get out or your rut and expand your horizons!
Have you ever woken up and the day just starts off stressful and never lets up? Yeah? Well, welcome to my day today.
I somehow set the alarm clock for 5:45 am instead of 4:45 am so the minute my husband and I woke up we were already running behind schedule. Did I mention that my husband had to be at work by 6:30 and the jobsite is 20 minutes away? Or that I had to make him breakfast and pack his lunch before we could leave?
Then, our car is in the shop, and my friend was letting us use their car today but it has a blow and go. I am going on record here to say that should I be forced to have one of these or not drive I will be taking the not driving route because I CANNOT make the damn thing work. Somehow we managed to get the car going but a few minutes down the road we got caught in train traffic and had to wait and then wait some more before finally getting into open road.
Dropped ny husband off, managed to survive the “blow test” another 2 times before making it home only to have my husband call and tell me hey didn’t need him for the overtime he had gone in to do and I needed to come back and pick him up. So back I go only this time when the car beeps for me to “blow” it doesn’t accept it and next thing I know I am stuck on the side of the road with a “locked out” car I can’t turn back on, in an area with no cell service and by the way I am still in my PJ’s.
Eventually another friend came and rescued me, managed to get the car started and back to the house. My son, who was expecting a ride to work from me had to call a friend for a last minute ride and then I was jumping on business calls right up until my parents showed up to take me shopping. I was helping my dad buy new underthings for my mom.
We finish that and my husband calls for a ride home as hey didn’t need him anymore. We get him, get home and he starts working on my sons car that was in the driveway but undrivable because it had no brakes. Then my mechanic calls to say that my car won’t be ready and arranged for us to get a rental car at a discounted daily rate but that isn’t an actual answer to our problems because I want expecting to spend $200 on a rental car.
I could go on and on about this day. The drama and sh** just keeps coming my direction. For the first time all day I’ve had 5 minutes to sit down and just think. Know what I think? I think I want this day to be over and let’s start again tomorrow.
Today’s topic is super easy for me. What music makes me feel adventurous? First, I have to say that I love music. I am very eclectic in my music selections. Mostly because I find that music is a way for me to tap into my energy and emotions. I think my family gets tired of hearing me say, “Ooh! I love this song!” whenever the radio is on but its true. I love music.
I once heard a quote and I can’t remember who I heard it from but it goes, “If mathematics is the language of the universe than music is its voice.” Man I love that. I think of it all the time. Music is something that can touch people universally despite language barriers. It is so powerful and I can’t imagine my life without music.
Music can fit every emotion but we are talking about music that makes me feel adventurous. That would have to be Electronic Dance Music. It has to be good mood, feel good, get your heart pumping, faster pace music. It literally makes me move faster and I can feel the energy in my body increase. When I listen to it I feel like I am up for anything.
What music motivates you? What music gets you ready for an adventure?