25/365 – ” If life had a reset button, what habits would you stop? Which would you keep? ”
As I arrive in Montreal and gear up to prototype my Activism Studio, I’m haunted by the memory of a challenging pandemic; one that, despite my best efforts, did not bring out the best version of myself.
But being in the same room, surrounded by the same family, in the same city – doesn’t mean that the same story needs to play out. What was, doesn’t need to be what will be – or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
Hopefully, the last year of experiments on myself and the introspection that came from my writing is enough for me to design a new set of rituals to bring out a better version of myself.
A few that come to mind: Mandatory extracurricular activities, a dedicated guest room to encourage people to stay over to keep my home environment dynamic, a space to build community, better boundaries with the parental units, and multiple somatic practices to think less and be.
Let’s see how round #2 in Montreal treats me.