Routine is resistance to wonder


routine is resistance to wonder

There’s a lot to be said for being comfortable. If I had to choose between living in a constant state of homeostasis and living in a constant state of fight, flight, or freeze…? Well, duh. We all know what stress does to the human body (let alone mind) over time.

Medical findings and common sense aside, being constantly comfortable is not actually the goal. Here are some other ways to say “comfortable”:

  • familiar
  • Old Patterns
  • routine
  • autopilot
  • we’ve always done it this way
  • mindless (as opposed to mindful)

Think about this: Are my familiar patterns and routines still serving me? Or am I comfortable simply because they’re familiar?

What if it’s less about being comfortable, and more about gliding through it all with ease and joy? Discomfort is not the same as being in a state of stress. Noticing, and being with, a discomfort can be very enlightening. In an easy and joyful way.

So take a different route. Allow yourself to be a little hungry. Try a different movie. Stay up a little later — or, go to bed a little earlier. Take a risk. Make that call. Say yes. Or, this time say no. Where can you find the wonder with yourself today?

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