Saturday, January 30, 2010

break the pattern.

- Write a letter to your friends.

Yes, we know you can use email or call when you need to talk to them, but forget about that for a second. Write a "real" letter, telling them how great they are, how happy you feel to be their friend and anything else you want to share.

Yep, use real paper - it's hard to find some around the house, we know :) But go buy some cute colorful envelopes and lovely paper. You'll see, that'll inspire you :) Feel free to add funny stickers, drawings of your own or kissing marks. Like you did when you were a kid :)

- Close that device!

We're not going to call it by its name, but you know it: that thingie that keeps you connected any time and any place, the one that has no manners and buzzes at night to let you know "something important" has happened or a meeting has been scheduled.

We know it's impossible to throw it away :) But at least completely close it for a full day (yep, that's 24 hrs :P) and see what happens. If you have a back drawer that's hard to reach, even better - drop it in there. You'll feel free-er, your friends will stop hating you for interrupting every conversation every 2 seconds and maybe you'll even realize that nothing is really that "urgent".

- "Steal" somebody from work.

Yeah, be a little Robin Hood for the working class. Go to a friend's working place, create a diversion and "steal" your pal. Then, while they're still wondering what happened, enjoy your day as you used to when you weren't so "responsible" and "grown up". If it's OK, let us know :)

-Direct your own "movie"

You know, sometimes you get so caught into the usualness of day-to-day being that you forget you're playing the lead character. Why would you wanna be that double always waiting for a role, but never getting it? Is it OK to stay on the side and watch the movie?

Being the first name on the screen means everything depends on you. So when you acknowledge that, you are back in the game! And as great actors always say, mistakes happen.
That's why you should never give up on giving the best performance ever, even if at first you fail. Even if it takes hours or days or weeks or months, you will succeed. And get your applause.

- Challenge everything.

Not for the sake of doing it, of course :) But when you feel like something's wrong and you know better. Just speak up. Challenge the status quo.

You know, you are the one that can take things further and make them better. When you're not OK with a situation, a relationship or a thought, you SHOULD try and change that. Don't think that accepting what you're told, given or advised is the way to feel happy. If you need more, if you can't take less than everything, just go for it.

You're too cool to be told what to do.



Andreea Vaduva said...

this post is great, so full of optimism and 'revolutionary ideas' Yes, I started reading the book :) And I just love that 'the killers' 's song :D You're back, happy and alive!!!!!

BURP said...

@Andreea: tx :)

P.S.: not quite :P

A Dreamer said...

Nice tips, but to have with who to apply, right? :-?

PS: I sent you 3 days ago mail, hope you didn't get upset :-s

BURP said...

@A Dreamer: found your email, replied :)

ioana said...

mi a placut f tare postul stiu de ce,dar ma face sa ma gindesc deja la pup dulce :)

Andreea said...

he he cool pattern si lovely post :))

BURP said...

@Ioana: poate fiindca si noi ne gandim la acelasi lucru:)) stiu, suntem de-abia (aproape) in februarie, dar parca e clar ca vine primavara :) pupici.

@Andreea: tx :* BURP kiddiez happy you visited them. hugz.