Updated: Jul 22
Overcoming the feeling of a monotonous and boring daily life requires a shift in mindset and a proactive approach to finding joy and fulfillment in the everyday.
I personally embrace a growth mindset. Life is an ongoing journey of learning and personal development. It is up to me what and how i learn new things every day. I can watch TV and see what kind of crap the news channels want to feed my brain, maybe binge watch a show for twelve hours (I'm sure that will teach me how to live a better life), or maybe just maybe i can read a book. A book about something that i want to have in my life that i don't currently have.
The other way to learn in today's world is to watch videos or listen to podcasts. I have always felt that funny cat videos and listen to podcasts about how to become a better hog wrangler will serve me well. NOT... There are millions of videos and podcasts on whatever you dream of. Maybe you're not sure of what you want or dream of. My advice would be to start taking in knowledge of something new, something that you might have thought about doing once in your life. Something that you find even the slightest of joy, happiness, or excitement.
I like to seek new experiences. Anytime i have found myself in a funk i will go find a new fishing spot or a walking trail i have never been down and go for a hike.
I think of new experiences like going to a restaurant. Once i have been to a restaurant and ordered the same thing enough times i like to mix it up and try something new on the menu. Sometimes i might go a step further and try a whole new restaurant.
My suggestion would be to go on a surprise road trip, find a new swimming hole, check out a park you've never been to go for a walk in the woods, DO SOMETHING YOU HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.
If you know me, you also know that one of my favorite things to do is meet strangers. I absolutely love striking up a conversation with someone i don't know. To hear a new story, learn about someone's life, make a new friend.
For all of my introverted friends reading this, GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND TALK TO A STRANGER. You never know what riches they hold. It could be that next great relationship you didn't even know you were looking for or needed.
Last but not least would be some of what i have already talked about. Embrace change and embrace discomfort. Break free from the comfort zone and embrace change. Challenge yourself to try new things, take calculated risks, and step into unfamiliar territory. Growth and excitement often come from pushing beyond your comfort zone and embracing the unknown.