Sometimes, bending and breaking rules is a necessary and fun way to keep yourself in line with life and sanity. Rule breaking, when done innocently, can be a great stress reliever and a great way to release extra energy and frustration. Here are my five rules that I love to break.
1.) Riding my bike with no hands
I ride my bike every day to get to my university, run errands, see friends, and more. I probably bike up to 10 miles a day, and it is a great way for me to stay fit. Sometimes it becomes monotonous riding back and forth through a routine, so I love to ride my bike with no hands. I was always taught not to do this by my parents, by the university biking club, and I even was told not to do it by a police officer once. It is a bit dangerous, and could lead to an accident (although I always wear a helmet), but it is so fun! I can spread my arms out and it feels great to ride really fast with no hands.
2.) Eating in class
Most professors do not care if their students eat in class if it isn’t disruptive. The university code mandates that it is not allowed though. I love to sneak snacks and sometimes even meals into my classes to keep myself focused and to have something tasty to munch on when I listen to a lecture. It is fun to pack up some snacks into my bag before I ride to campus for a class.
3.) Not washing my hair
People say that it is healthy to wash your hair, but I think otherwise, so I go an average of three days before I wash my hair. I don’t like the feeling of all the chemicals in shampoo when used daily. Sometimes I even go a week or longer without washing my hair. It can get greasy and people sometimes notice, but for the most part I think that it helps my hair stay healthy! My mom’s teachings of washing thoroughly didn’t exactly stick with me.
4.) Using my roommate’s clothes
Although this isn’t exactly a rule, and he generally doesn’t care, I love to take my roommate’s clothes to wear when he is gone. He definitely has a better sense of style than me and has a lot of cool clothes, so I love to use some of his randomly! For the most part he is allowed to use my clothes as well though, so it goes both ways!
5.) Watching movies online
I am not sure about the legality of this, but I definitely love watching movies that are streamed online. I know that downloading them is illegal, but I’m not sure about the ones that are uploaded to streaming sites. It is just so easy to watch nearly any movie or TV show online now it is just so tempting! I don’t have to rent them and I don’t even pay for cable television now!
There you have it, my five favorite rules to break. What are some of yours?