Live a Little: Break the Rules

May 21, 2012 Katja Presnal

Be Brave and Break the Rules

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility if you break the rules after reading this post and have some unwanted consequences. However, if something awesome happens, and you feel happiness, and that you are living life to the fullest, I will gladly take the credit for it.

Every week a small group of bloggers join together to bring you ideas how to Live a Little (join us!), and this week I am encouraging you to break the rules. While rules are good, and they are made for reason, and in general I am a good girl, it’s still those rule-breaking moments in my life when I’ve had the time of my life. Whether it’s feeling brave or adventurous, or doing something completely out of your character, breaking the rules can be ah-so-refreshing. Don’t break the law, and don’t break the office rules, not even the ones you have in your marriage. But think of some other stupid rules like when to wear white and when not, how to set up a table, when to call back after first date.. You know, those stupid rules.

Ideas How to Break the Rules

Smuggle wine to movies with your girlfriends. (done)

Walk in an water fountain like in the movie La Dolce Vita. (done)

Don’t order dinner, but every dessert in the menu. (done)

Wear the vintage shoes/jacket/hat that is so out of style but you love. (done)

Steal all of the hotel soaps so you can remember the vacation later on. (done)

Take your kids out of school for one day just to do something fun with them. (done)

Your turn…

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (15)

  1. I love these Katja. I have to plan a movie night and smuggle wine in with girl friends, how fun! I also love the tip of ordering deserts rather than dinner. Treasuring the FUN, that is living a little.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I even smuggled just Starbucks coffee the last time we went to movies in the States and felt giggly like a little girl with my kids :)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      You can still participate – there is no saying you have to do it on a Monday! Join us!

  2. Naomi

    I think a little naughtiness is a good mood-lifter! I’d love to share the wine and giggles with you again soon…

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      You were there when we ordered only desserts – and lots of wine :) Miss you my friend, and yes, wine and giggles is so much needed.

  3. Okay, I’m a good girl too, but it is fun to be a little rule breaker sometimes. I’ve never ordered ONLY desserts, but I have ordered that first! I want to try all courses as a dessert now. And wine in a theater? Hmm. Great idea. I’ve done all the others, but thanks for the reminder because I’ve not taken my third grader out of school for a fun, just because day. I’ve done it with my older girls.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Just wait for my tomorrow’s post… I’m revealing some real big “rules” I’ve broken… ;) I don’t know if you can fully live without breaking the rules sometimes.

  4. Satu Vänskä-Westgarth

    I love this one! Right now I could go for the dessert one, it’s raining enough outside for me not to want to jump any fountains :)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Satu – you are the one who said you go kayaking when it rains – you’ll get wet anyways :) In fact, I did do my fountain walking when it was raining.. it was in Frankfurt am Main, so it does help to do it where you actually don’t live.. But dessert is always a safe and good choice.

      • Satu Vänskä-Westgarth

        Hah, you got me there, almost! When kayaking I wear waterproof gear… :) Jumping into fountains I would see as something to be done when the warm summer breeze dries you up immediately afterwards.

        • Enjoy Life Oils

          I agree :) Another option is to do it on a romantic getaway when your clothes are going to get rip off immediately afterwards anyways. And no, that’s not how my fountain experience went, but maybe one day, ha!

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I hope you join :) I know you have so many ideas how to celebrate each day!

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