I love routine.
In fact, I pride myself on it.
I have my morning routine down to a tee. At 9:45 I’m out the door, lipstick on and coffee mug in tow.
But since moving to a part of town with a slightly slower pace I’ve been trying something new, and it’s made me appreciate a life without a perfectly planned schedule a little bit more…
dress- gap // belt bag- ardene // shoes- vans kids // hat – aritzia
Don’t get me wrong, schedules are great, but have you ever tried doing something just for the heck of it? Just because you want to?
No list writing, calendar cross referencing or reminder setting compares to feeling something in the moment simply because it brings you joy.
Go for the spur of the moment run when it’s sunny. Stop and drink your coffee on the cafe patio instead of bustling off to the next thing. Go to the park by yourself and read a book on the grass.
Maybe something else will have to take a back seat, or you’ll have to change tomorrow’s routine to get things done, but you’ll have taken a moment to simply enjoy.
And enjoying the simple things is just as important as getting to work on time (with lipstick and coffee).