Breaking the rules doesn’t come easily to this self confessed rule follower. If I am told the party starts at 7pm I will be there at 6.59pm even though I would be in a way better mood if I could have napped and shown up at 7.30pm. I am a strong advocate for being on time but a nap before a social event would serve everybody!
It takes time to not only see the rules that I create but to start to saw away at them and it’s not like if I “break a rule” once then I am changed forever. I am constantly staging anarchistic revolutions in my mind and often involving the same issue(s).
Slowing down and taking a few breaths helps me to see a bit clearer and challenge my initial reaction to ideas/people/things. It is in these moments that a choice can be made: follow the old path or break out a forge a new one. Both options have their benefits and a well worn path is a great one to travel if it continues to go in the right direction. It’s like my friend Tracy says “every moment is a chance to make a change.” These encouraging words fill me with a sense of freedom and inspire me to explore ways that life could be different and more joyful.
There is a famous quote that says “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot” I feel like the greatest pleasure in life is doing what I say I cannot!
So go ahead ..... break the rules!