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March 23rd, 2020
If you woke up in a different place, at a different time, could you wake up as a different person? A different time and place would certainly help. This is part of the reason why people sometimes let go of their life, and move to a different city, a different place in order to start over. It’s not so much that there’s a problem with the things around us, it’s that these things, these habits, these people, the interactions keep our own personality contained in a certain rut of behavior.
Waking up in the same place, at the same time, with suddenly nothing to do is a tricky situation. It’s one that many people find themselves in right now as normal schedules are obliterated. Where is the structure? Where is the routine? Without these things time seems to smear, slurring into day after day. The moment can seem achingly slow, meanwhile days seem to tick off faster than seconds.
In this circumstance it’s incredibly valuable to have personal habits, and it’s a perfect opportunity to try and create some new habits.
When it seems like there’s nothing to do, this is a sign that it’s time to experiment. To try out new ways of behaving, operating and thinking. Or to kindle that nearly lost idea to life.
You have humanity’s greatest research tool literally at your fingertips.
It’s time to explore, create, iterate, and stretch the sense you have of who you are.
In a game, when you fall off a cliff or lose a battle, you usually respawn not far from where you left off. In a way this happens everyday for everyone. We wake up, and this is a kind of restart, a respawn. We get another chance at life, another opportunity to explore and experiment. Finally we are forced against doing the same old thing that we’ve done day after day. Perhaps it’s time to take things in a new direction.
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