I realised that the quality of my conversations improved lately.
All conversations, from the random ones at the grocery store to the daily exchanges having a meal.
Like yesterday at lunch, when I realised how many things we thought we had to do and all of a sudden, we can’t. And because we can’t do them, they don’t look as necessary and inevitable as we thought they were.
Yes, some are big things like going into the school or to the office to study and work. But mostly, this moment is an eye-opener on the many small things that make up our daily life.
“I have to help that person. I know, I’m tired, but I have to.” or “I have to do that thing; otherwise nobody will do it and who knows what would happen.”
How often I’ve heard people around me complaining like these.
Now that person we thought we have to help is taking care of her or himself. That thing we had to do? Nobody doing it and nothing happened.
This is a unique opportunity to assess our routines, habits, and the list of things we thought we have to do and check what we can let go and what we want to keep.