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2 Ways to Reduce Daily Boredom

I don’t know about you, but some days I feel less than great. I’m low, grouchy, frustrated, and bored. These words I use to describe what I’m like on those days and let’s face it,  not the best company. The thing is, days like those are part of the deal with being human – even when you teach/coach motivation and mindset!  There will always be off days, and it really is okay.

I have found the quicker you can define or identify those days, the faster you can take charge of them and make them less boring and frustrating. You really are in control of how you think and your own happiness.

But what happens when you get a whole string of those off-days, maybe lasting weeks, months or even years? When you’re in a rut, feel stuck, fed-up, or bored and can’t seem to shake it off. That’s the problem, usually when you’re in a rut, you don’t have the energy or motivation to change things for the better. You start to believe you can’t find the insight or resources you need to make that jump.

Here are fun and easy ways you can use right now to climb, or better yet, leap, out of the rut and start to reduce daily boredom.

  1. Do Something Differently

Life tends to run smoothly with established systems and routines for everything, but the problem comes when things run too smoothly and you become blinded to any ideas or choices that sit outside of your routine. This is when the boredom of life sets in. You begin to over think all the usual details and routines and decide that suddently they are the cause of the lack of meaning in your life.

What if  you just started making one or two simple changes to your day – be it food choices, new podcasts or a new artist, a new gym routine,take a different route to work, start a lunch routine, etc. Don’t worry about what the changes are or whether they’re right or wrong. Make a couple of simple choices which will start you on your way to seeing the same option in a new way. It will inspire you to start looking at life with a creative awareness, while eliminating your boredom. You will realize you are creating your life and it will be fun!

  1. Try to Develop your Intuition

Okay, don’t stop reading. Give it a try.  There are lots of things you don’t understand, why not consider this one. If you are female, you most likely know all about that “gut feeling.”  The dictionary says that intuition is:

1.a. The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.

1.b. Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.

2. A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.

If you can listen to and develop your intuition, while tuning into it and learning to trust it, it can become truly remarkable. Accessing your intuition is a bit like working and developing a muscle, but unfortunately it can be much harder to locate than abdominal muscles. Here are some quick tips for accessing and trusting your inituition while creating some fun in your life and eliminating the boredom.

  • Practice maintaining an open-minded, playful, experimental, non-judgmental attitude. This is the most fertile ground to tap into your intuition. Tip:  You should be doing this anyway.
  • Practice making wild guesses in your everyday life. Guess what a salesperson’s name is, what a new person or place will look like or who’s calling on the phone. Don’t worry about getting it wrong, you’re just working that muscle. It is so exciting when you get it right by chance or intuition. Tip: Don’t be creepy about it!

Next time, you decide to complain about how boring and routine life has become, remember, you are in charge of making your day fun and exciting. These are just two out of the box ways which I hope inspire you to become more creative and make life more fun. Let me know what you think.