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(DAY 83) Breaking self imposed rules

· 3 min read
Gaurav Parashar

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In our daily lives, we often set rules and boundaries for ourselves to maintain structure and discipline. While these rules can be beneficial, there are instances when breaking them can lead to unexpected growth and personal development. Today, I broke a self-imposed rule and did not feel guilty about it. I relised it.

It is important to enjoy the freedom that comes with breaking a rule while finding a way to return to our established norms.

Embracing growth through rule-breaking

Self-imposed rules are often established to create routines, maintain discipline, or uphold certain standards. However, occasionally challenging these rules can open doors to new opportunities and personal growth. By stepping out of our comfort zones and questioning the validity of our rules, we create room for exploration and self-discovery. Breaking rules can lead to fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a greater understanding of ourselves.

When we intentionally break a rule, we often experience a sense of liberation and excitement. The feeling of freedom can be invigorating and empower us to embrace new experiences and perspectives. By breaking a rule, we challenge the status quo, allowing ourselves to think outside the box and pursue paths we might have previously considered off-limits. It is essential to savor this joy and appreciate the sense of freedom that comes with rule-breaking.

Back to discipline

While breaking rules can be enlightening, it is equally important to recognize the value of structure and discipline. After enjoying the benefits of breaking a rule, finding a way to reintegrate back into established norms is essential for maintaining balance. Returning to the norm with a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of purpose can help foster growth while preserving the benefits of structure.

Breaking rules does teach us the importance of flexibility and adaptability in life. It reminds us that rules should serve as guidelines rather than rigid boundaries. By being open to change and allowing ourselves to challenge existing norms, we become more resilient and adaptable to new situations.

The key to reaping the benefits of breaking rules lies in finding balance. It is important to strike a harmonious equilibrium between structure and exploration. This can be achieved by identifying the rules that truly align with our values and goals while also recognizing when it is appropriate to break them for personal growth. By consciously balancing rule-breaking experiences with a return to established norms, we create a healthy and sustainable approach to personal development.