It's all too easy to get caught up in the monotony of everyday life. Following routines like over structured robots, we get up get ready, go to work/uni, come home, go to the gym, have dinner, clean up, go to bed. If we truly felt every task enjoyable our routine following would be fine and dandy. The problem is we tend to go into auto-pilot mode and half the time we're not even aware of what we are doing. It's so important to be living in the moment and appreciating every minute of our lives so when i find myself steering off track i'll do something spontaneous, random or exciting to throw me out of my routine. It could be going for a bike ride, visiting an unsuspecting friend, getting outside & seeing nature.. whatever makes you happy & re-energizes you.
My favourite routine shaker is going on a date. Walking in the front door and being greeted with "Don't ask any questions, don't consider your options were going out for dinner and to see a movie" is an awesome pick me up. On Thursday night we went out for Thai & watched Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. I liked the movie, it was great to see the Apes point of view. The Apes are the heroes of this story. I give big kudos to director Rupert Wyatt for showing compassion & not using any real Apes in the film as well as bringing awareness to humanity's mistreatment and abuse of captive Apes.