Thursday, January 1, 2009

Best Blog I Read Today

Great paragraphs.
"Sometime in the next week - January 1st if you have that available, or maybe January 3rd or 4th if the weekend is more convenient - I suggest you hold a New Day, where you don't do anything old.

Don't read any book you've read before. Don't read any author you've read before. Don't visit any website you've visited before. Don't play any game you've played before. Don't listen to familiar music that you already know you'll like. If you go on a walk, walk along a new path even if you have to drive to a different part of the city for your walk. Don't go to any restaurant you've been to before, order a dish that you haven't had before. Talk to new people (even if you have to find them in an IRC channel) about something you don't spend much time discussing.

And most of all, if you become aware of yourself musing on any thought you've thunk before, then muse on something else. Rehearse no old grievances, replay no old fantasies.

If it works, you could make it a holiday tradition, and do it every New Year."
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11 comments:

jj said...

"And most of all, if you become aware of yourself musing on any thought you've thunk before, then muse on something else. Rehearse no old grievances, replay no old fantasies."

I loved this. I'll try this!
Again, a key word here is 'aware.' Hm, methinks you bloggers are on to something. :)

jj said...

"And most of all, if you become aware of yourself musing on any thought you've thunk before, then muse on something else. Rehearse no old grievances, replay no old fantasies."

I loved this. I'll try this!
Again, a key word here is 'aware.' Hm, methinks you bloggers are on to something. :)

Anonymous said...

"Don't read any book you've read before."
Do many people do that?

Anonymous said...

Good one!

dana said...

I like new things too but I find myself having a hard time with change. Go figure....

Sra said...

I find myself wondering if it's even possible to do everything new. I feel like there are no truly original ideas, and likewise, once you've lived life a little, there are very few original experiences. But still it's a compelling challenge.

dave said...

It's easy to be a slave to one's routine. So, this is pretty good advice. Tough to do though since nobody's a tabula rasa unless they've had amnesia, or something.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, dated!

Erik said...

"Rehearse no old grievances, replay no old fantasies."
Good one....

Nicki said...

Tough to do it but worth it a try.

liam said...

interesting concept. i might just have to implement that as much as one can sometime this weekend. i will most likely wake up in the same bed, brush my teeth in the same sink, etc. but it's definitely worth a whirl.