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One thing that I’ve noticed about myself is that I am a fiend for structure. In my mind, if I plan my days accordingly then nothing can go wrong. I crave being able to micro-manage situations so they sway in my favour and only in that way. Due to this, my whole life seems to be following in somewhat of a military like routine.
Wake up, shower, work, bed and as much as I work in a creative field, my life does feel very repetitive. I don’t feel like I’m someone who pushes my boundaries in order to try new things.
Spontaneity is not something I warmly welcome because it’s not something that I can manipulate to have full control over. Not having control of things really scares me, it’s like having a fear of the unknown. I’m sure this can be said for a large proportional of us millennials who also succumb to similar methods of practice.
The reason why Danone was the perfect partner for this is because what I’m lacking in life is everything they encourage with their Light*&Free Yoghurt n regards to sponteanity. When working out, I nearly always do it on a schedule after work but I’ve come to realise that keeping fit is not something that is constrained to the four walls of a gym during a particular time frame, it’s also about being impulsive and active in a way that embodies you and your personality. It’s about having fun in a way that doesn’t always feel gruesome and feeling really good about yourself before, during and afterwards.
The last time I went rock climbing I was about 10 years old. I used to be part of the sea cadets and it was a team that I was proud be associated with. We spent the best part of our Wednesday evenings doing all kind of activities and rock climbing was the one I most thoroughly enjoyed. The feeling of achievement when touching the rock most adjacent to the ceiling was a feeling that I still very much remember so 15 years on, I thought I’d have another go!
My rock climbing session was during the afternoon so before I set off, I had a bowl of the Danone Blueberry flavoured Light*&Free Yoghurt with some fresh fruits which was a perfect mid afternoon choice!
I was a bit apprehensive getting to the rock climbing grounds because I knew that had to use both my mind and body strength to complete the task. It takes a synergy of agility, dedication and good decision making to reach the goal and I could’t decide if I was still good and doing all of those thing simultaneously.
I had a warm up session with my instructor starting with squats and lunges to get myself geared up from the climb which made me feel less anxious which was good. I think I very much underestimated how high the walls are and how difficult it is to get to the top! I really wanted to give up a few times and wave my white flag but I kept on thinking about the message that Danone portrays with their light and free message. I took from it that I was maybe being a little too hard on myself with my abilities and I should be more free with my pattern of thought as just go with it.
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After that it was a breeze!! I managed to climb up the wall at touch the highest rock. I really felt like I was on top of the world (it helped that I felt so high above the ground) and I honestly haven’t felt that gleeful in such a long time. I’m definitely going to stick with the Danone Light*&Free ethos and challenge myself to do more things that revitalises the fun spirit within!
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