We live life on a routine, schedule, or plan so often that sometimes it’s so good just to throw it all out the window. I am one of those people who likes to have things planned out. I am weird cause at times I can be the unorganized person in history. But there are certain things I do like to have planned. Bills, trips, and even my day to a certain extent. If I break out of my normal routine it can kind of throw everything off for me. That is until I adjust to it. The Husband is the best at getting the kids and I to just live in the moment. I can’t tell you how many great adventures we have had because of him. I have enjoyed each and everyone.
You can throw your schedule out the window in many ways. Take a nap, go out to eat, catch a movie, or even go on a last minute vacation. I have to admit though there are a few reasons why it is okay to just throw all the planning and scheduling out the window.
- More time with your family: Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day that we forget to enjoy time with our family. We miss great moments.
- More fun: Sometimes when things aren’t planned it is just more fun. Have you ever gone somewhere on vacation and everything was planned you had fun but it just wasn’t the same cause everything is on a schedule. But then you can go on the same vacation and just go with the flow and have a blast.
- You’re happier: The day to day pressure is just off your shoulder. You aren’t thinking about that client who is giving you a tough time, the laundry that you need to wash, or all you need to do. Although you might in the beginning.
- Relaxing: Throwing your schedule out the window will allow you to relax more. Sometimes all the routine can just take a toll on you and you won’t even realize it until you get rid of it for awhile.
Ask yourself this. When was the last time you just decided to go catch a movie? You don’t have to anything to big you can even drive to a nearby park & just walk the trail. Sometimes self care means breaking from your normal and just enjoying life. So next time you have an opportunity to do something at the last minute I say do it.