GEM MAGAZINE: October Stepping out of your comfort zone

Stuck in a comfortable and safe day-to-day? You wake up at 9ish. Have the same breakfast as always. Go to work. Be bored at work: drink a lot of coffee there to stay awake. Drive back home in the oh-so-familiar-and-so-seen environment. Get a snack or have dinner. And stare aimlessly at the tv, until it’s time to go to sleep at 1am ready to start this cycle all over again. Just waiting it to be Friday already, so the weekend would come.

Wow, even writing most people’s mundane week is exhausting. Sorry to say, but it won’t stop being true!

We people are slaves to our ways; that’s what I’ve heard. All. Of. Us. Without familiarity you wouldn’t know where to stay a night or what to eat. That kind of life actually sounds.. exciting and is chosen, more or less.

Why don’t you try waking up an hour earlier? Have an out-of-the-box breakfast than usually, and snacks, and dinners etc. If your workplace is close, try walking or biking there. If a car-ride away, then rather than driving a polluting car solo, opt for a car-pool or public transportation.

You know, though, that watching the tv is sort of a distraction from life, right? So, rather than having to get distracted, think what you could use that time for? Regard your time precious. This is where the concept of energy comes out to play: think your time as a free energy.

X Johanna