It’s a new week with new goals. If you’re lacking morning inspiration or need a bit of relief from life this week, here are my 5 tips on how to do life a bit differently today!

#1 – Tweak The Schedule

Wake up before your alarm. Steal moments between stoplights to compose a poem. Sneak off to a moonlit spot when you’d otherwise be watching something on a glowing screen. Work at night and play in the daytime. Carve out hours for the dreams you’ve been putting off. There’s always time to explore. You get to decide when it is!

#2 – Practice Noticing

A faded sign. An eye patch. A broken lock. A photo torn in half. A flat tire. A small scar. A spilled cup. A pause when her lover’s name is mentioned.
Each detail tells a story. And every room holds a thousand details. Look for them. Find the interesting stories.

#3 – Practice Being Childlike Not Childish

Look with open eyes. Remember how amazing the world was before you learned to be cynical? See the neat things. The messy things. The funny things. Less crankiness. More marveling!

#4 – Keep Asking Why.

Parents hate it when kids do it.
Why? Because.
Why? Because.
Why? Because.
And on and on. But try it. You’ll be surprised at how quickly a simple Why? can turn into a fascinating Because.

#5 – Share What You Discover.

And be generous when you do! No everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures!