Why? Because it’s controlling, restricting, and you crave for more. It’s a relationship that brings you no joy. Intuitively, you know you need to live your dream your way. Norm holds you back. Now for the breaking. The Norm you know is not for you, you have a few things to straighten out. Here’s the thing.
Whatever you do, don’t cause physical harm to yourself or anybody else or cause mental harm to anybody. But try to do things differently. Calmly.
Not the Norm – I’m more than that
I’m different. Always have been. It took a while, but I now accept that I am a spirit that Norm doesn’t understand and so questions why I do things my way. That’s fine. I will venture in and out of my lane, being the extraordinary being I am and revel in the gifts it brings.
My heart is a gypsy – continuously searching for a home, fighting within itself, wondering whether it is weak or even right for that matter to be searching in the first place. Lonliness is what it feels like… ~ Jenna Jameson
What to say to end it with Norm?
Norm, it’s over!
Norm, you’re ordinary. You and Average Joe are the same.
I’ve got my life and path to living. I have my own routines. It’s where I want to be.
I don’t HAVE to fit your expectations.
You’ve held me back, you’ve made me miserable. You lead me nowhere.
I beat to my own drum now and I feel so much better.
Who’s Norm anyway?
Pretty damn average, middle of the road. Beating to Norm’s drum makes me feel I have to fit in with the mainstream.
Admittedly, Norm may feel safe, but you’re missing out on possibilities.
Norm has me worrying, “I mustn’t embarrass myself or people will talk”.
The list of Norm’s demands includes that I behave in a certain way. Sometimes these seem odd in retrospection.
Like…When I go to the movie theatre, Norm has me sitting at least one seat away from anyone else in that theatre, unless of course I know them and they came in with me. Norm tells me I’m probably a weirdo if I sit beside that other person. That’s kinda w?
Breaking the norm
Ideas on how to breakaway from being ‘the Norm slave’:
� Write with the opposite hand to Norm
� Walk and swing each arm different to Norm, i.e. in the same direction as the leg on the same side
� Wear different clothes to Norm – like wear your Sunday clothes to the gym
� Dance like Norm ain’t watching
� Love like Norm never existed
� Work like you don’t need Norm to approve
� Be YOU and embrace it!
� Instead of talking, sing
� How to outplay Norm in every aspect of your life? Ideas include some whacky norm violation.
Breaking the norm can be an awesome experience. It can make you totally realize just how easily people can be caught off guard by someone doing it ‘different’. Someone who caused a scene by breaking the Norm! Be aware of possibilities outside the norm and embrace your individuality.
What breaking the norm ideas do you have?
I’d love to hear your ideas that are not the norm in the comments below.