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mix up your routine

Happy Wednesday! In Monday’s post, “give to those in need,” I wrote about the importance of doing good for other people, especially those who are in need of help, reflecting on the black tie charity event I went to on Saturday night. Piggybacking off the fact that I did something a little different this past weekend, today’s post is about the idea of mixing up your routine!

Have you ever heard the phrase “Variety is the spice of life?” Once you have an established routine, it’s important to sprinkle in some variety in order to mix things up. Familiarity can breed contempt, which is why it’s important to add in some different experiences so you don’t feel as though you’re getting stuck in the same repetitive patterns.

Last night I had a musical improv first! I recently joined an existing team that practiced Monday night and had a show last night. We performed a musical improv set at a restaurant’s performance space with a baby grand piano and were given dinner prior to performing!

Now, as someone who’s spent the last couple years performing mainly in small black box and independent theater spaces, it was so fun to mix it up and perform for an audience that had no idea what we were going to do when doing musical improv.

Have you ever had the opportunity to do something you love in a different setting for people who may not know what to expect? It’s an incredible experience because the audience is really just there to enjoy the entertainment instead of judging or critiquing it.

It’s important to mix things up because it allows you to take a step back and remember why you started doing something in the first place: because it’s fun, because you love it, and because it brings you joy. Stepping outside your usual setting and performing in front of people who don’t do what you do is a nice reminder that not everyone is even willing to put themselves in that sort of position.

Routines are incredibly valuable because they provide stability and comfort, but breaking a routine can be refreshing and eye-opening. And oftentimes, breaking old routines can make room for newer, better ones!

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