Sometimes I think I sound like a broken record when I keep talking about the importance of seeing new things.
I have been realizing lately that we tend to be so stuck in our day-to-day lives. Everything becomes a routine. Driving to work, when you eat, what you eat, going to church, reading a book, watching a show. It becomes this robotic system of how and when and what we do. If we stay in this system and never change anything, these routines can become ticks and when not done in the exact manner we think they have to be done we get anxious, confused and most of all complicated. We do not want to be complicated people, right?
I like planning, I like knowing when things will happen and how. At the same time, I am realizing more and more that we need to break out of the ordinary sometimes. We need to experience new things or take a different route home because otherwise, we forget the beauty around us, we stop caring and we do not live but merely exist.
The importance of seeing new things
Last week I got surprised with an early birthday gift to go to Barcelona for one day. ONE DAY? A few years ago, I would have not like this at all although my pinterest has pins on it saying “Book a ticket and just leave.” But the me I am today had awesome day. I wanted to see the ocean this year and I did. I wanted to go to a place I had never been to and I did. Through this mini trip, I found out more about myself. I learned how I tick. I learned things about myself I did not know. I found new inspiration and my creativity was sparked but most of all I made new memories that no one can ever take away.
The importance of seeing new things? It is exactly that! Making new memories, getting unstuck from routine and ticks and being complicated and staying soft in our day-to-day lives.
With that being sad I hope today’s message inspires you to just maybe take a different route home tomorrow, go for a walk, do things completely different than you normally do or just get out there and travel.