Ray and I were in San Diego this last weekend. We used his desire to see a favorite author speak as an excuse to feel some warmer temperatures and sense the sun on our faces. His injury and life in general has kept us close to home the last several months and the change of scenery was exactly what we needed.

Getting away changed the rhythm of our daily lives.

What I mean by this is that sometimes the rhythm does not allow us to make change as effectively as we would like. We get up, go to work, come home, make dinner and fall in front of the TV. Our day is a success if we managed to get a workout in and read two pages from the book we have been reading for the last month. Sound familiar? I am not knocking it, but for myself, I want for there to be more. I want to “experience” my life and be present for it. I don’t want to look back and wonder what I did with the precious time I was gifted.

Do you ever feel this way?

Changing the rhythm helps me establish a new rhythm, one that involves incorporating at least one or two of the things that I find important and working toward making a change here and there. It does not have to be as extreme as getting on an airplane; it can be as simple as taking a new way to work or trying to cook something new for dinner.

I’d love to hear how about the little ways you change your rhythm.