|IMPROMPTU DOES NOT SIT, IMPROMPTU IS A HUMMINGBIRD|
Saturday, March 29, 2014
YOUR LIFE A-Z: IMPROMPTU
In the TWENTY MINUTE COACH, YOUR LIFE A-Z, I have covered the necessity of spontaneity, rest, break, and experiment. IMPROMPTU is a very important word. It means doing something without planning it. IMPROMPTU requires risk taking but not calculated risk taking. It implies seeing the lake and jumping in it. It implies following your intuition. It implies going to the store and then deciding to drive by it and go to a different store even though it is further away. Actively look for things to break up the monotony of your day today by doing something IMPROMPTU. Have plans for dinner? Change them, go somewhere else instead. Going to the gym? Go for a walk or hike instead. Pick up the phone and call (DO NOT TEXT) someone in your contact list you have not talked to in a very long time. Invite someone you don’t know very well to lunch. Go to church, walk a labyrinth, read a science fiction book if you are a novelist, wear different colored socks. Whatever it is, practice doing something out of the ordinary today and everyday. Your life is in a rut because you keep doing the same old thing. You have dug in track marks that now feel impossible to get out of. Turn the wheel of that car and apply some gas even though it may be a bit bumpy for a moment or two. Get out of your daily grind with IMPROMPTU acts of doing it different. At least, walk backwards for a few steps.