What could you do more of?

Why would you want to do more? Don’t I do enough right now?

Sometimes in our day-to-day lives, we can fall into the habit of just doing the same old things. Day in, day out. We can get into a rut, just going through the motions, doing the things that we always do, everyday.

We may not even notice, nor even feel discontent, because in some respects we are on autopilot.

Sometimes we can feel trapped – stuck in a job that we need to do to earn the money to pay the rent, the car rego and to buy food and so on. Like a mouse on a treadmill, going round and round with no end in sight. Of course there is always that holiday coming up, but apart from that nothing much changes.

It is often easier to just go with the flow, not make any waves and especially not make any changes that might make us uncomfortable. Don’t rock the boat.

(I wonder how many more metaphors I can fit in right now?)

For me, I was shaken – severely – really out of my comfort zone when Kelly died. Everything in my immediate world changed. Nothing was really the same. So I learnt to live with that. But there was always that niggle, that I should be doing something more with my life.

I’d always said I wanted to write a book one day – many people do say that but not really do anything about it.

But my world had changed when she died, and it was never going to be the same again. I’m not really the type to just sit back and do nothing, although I hadn’t really done much more than the normal, regular everyday things. Well, except for the time I went to China on a massage study tour. We visited the Great Wall, which was awesome, and I rode up to the Wall on a ski lift – that was quite scary and when it was time to come down I chose to do it on a toboggan. Way out of my comfort zone, but it was fun.

So I discovered that sometimes getting uncomfortable could be fun. What else might be fun?

Now I’m not saying that my life is a whirl of doing fun things now. But I’ve taken a few more risks, stuck my neck out a few more times in the last few years.

So what could you do more of?

How about starting with a list of possibilities?

Take the time to write yourself a list of things you wish you could do, or be, or have and see what happens.

Maybe you’ll have some fun, perhaps even get uncomfortable.

I wish I could …..

I wish I could …..

I wish I could …..