photo © 2007 Theodore Scott | more info (via: Wylio)I watch the PBR, Professional Bull Riders, and they are starting their summer break. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to see my favorite bulls and bull riders over the next couple of months, I understand it. We all need a break for our regular order of doing things from time-to-time. Not only is the PBR taking a summer break, schools are starting their summer breaks now as well. The kids are excited because they also get a break in the regular order of doing things.
What about those of us who are neither bull riders or school age? What kind of breaks do we have in our routines? Most of us need to stop and consider how and when we change our routines. This is something that we need to do. In these times of rising transportation and lodging costs, many decide to skip the family vacation. While this may be necessary, we still need to think about a break in the routine.
Changing our daily routines allows us to gain a new perspective on our lives. The perspective change allows us to evaluate how we spend our time, our energy, and our resources. Most of us get so involved in our day-to-day activities that we don’t stop to consider why we are doing what we are doing. We also don’t think about how we are doing the things we are doing.
Bull riders and students alike have some time to consider how their attitudes, behaviors, and skills are adding to or detracting from their performance. We need all need this time of evaluation to consider if we need to work on our attitudes, behaviors, or skills in order to live more fully.
Take some time, at least a week, to break your normal routine. Do as many different things as possible. Then, in this broken routine, consider what you want to or need to change. Be transformed by these breaks in daily routines. Take a break, evaluate, and grow.