Life is often the same old thing day after day. Get up, go to work, clean house, pick the kids up, make dinner, get gas – whatever- the same routine again and again. Maybe you aren’t ready to make huge changes. Maybe you don’t feel like you can do something wild and crazy but you know what? You could do something just a little.
Maybe you could not style your hair before you go out. Wear non-matching clothes. Have a fun size snickers and string cheese for breakfast. (I admit to doing this but I wasn’t rebelling – just not planning ahead.) Skip work. Go to a movie by yourself. Go for a walk. Leave the kids at their aunts on a school night. Take a drive no where. Do something that brings you joy but is out of your routine and is a bit unexpected.
I rebel just a little each time I write in print such as when I am filling out a form. I print the small letter a wrong almost every time. I print a instead of a. (Since it is in my last name I get to do it a lot!) It is a small thing but it is one way for me to say “hey – I don’t have to be just like everyone else. I can enjoy being me.” (I also know they teach kids not to put a hat on a capital J but I do it anyway. Yes I do. I get to rebel twice each time I write me name.)