Choose routine change, adventure has no limits
ROUTINE has returned.
Monday, for many, was the return to work after their festive holidays.
According to research, the Monday you return to work after Christmas holidays is the worst day of the year.
It is depressing to return to the daily grind, where the sleep-ins and carefree days of not looking at the time become a distant memory.
Luckily for me, working through the Christmas break meant my Monday morning was the same as always.
No need to mark it in red as the saddest day of the year.
The research got me thinking about how dramatic the term 'worst day of the year' is.
That is a pretty big call; it is also a little pessimistic after the grand gestures of optimism and resolutions the new year brings.
I know we have to have the bad days to appreciate how wonderful the good days are. But shouldn't we strive to find something worthwhile and great every day?
Why, as a society, do we need to have an unofficial worst day of the year?
It seems like a slap in the face to those in the world who have real struggles in life.
One of my favourite authors, Paulo Coelho, wrote: "If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, it is lethal."
It is our thought of routine that gets us down. But why should it?
It is up to us to shake life up a little.
Life is as routine as we make it. We don't have to be millionaires or have no ties to a workplace or household to add a bit of difference to our day.
We can all start small, by doing something different each day, whether it is taking a different route to work, a new dinner recipe or planing a day trip to new territory.
You can be a creative as you want, adventure has no limits.