You are alive and here – what an exciting time to exist. We live in times where we are surrounded by never-ending stimulation and where we never run out of options for things to do. With that said, how can you even complain that you feel life is monotonous?
You don’t necessarily have to drastically change your life and start life from scratch – all you need to do is to inject some excitement now and then to keep your life interesting. The right things can make you feel excited and vibrant all over again.
There are countless interesting ways to reignite the excitement in your life – all you need to do is to opt for the smaller adventures instead of looking for big events.
Let us jump into the list of five ways to live a more interesting life without further ado.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
It feels great to stay within one’s comfort zone. You don’t really have to do anything to improve your situation. Here is the thing – staying inside your comfort zone can be extremely boring as nothing new is happening.
You aren’t experiencing anything new, and you aren’t learning anything new, either. Now stepping out of your comfort zone doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do something scary – it simply means that you will want to do something that isn’t part of your routine.
Perhaps – you will want to ditch your car and take public transport instead. If you are shy, you might want to approach a random stranger and strike up a conversation. Just think about it – what an interesting life it could be if you were to step out of your comfort zone.
Travel to Exciting Places
Traveling is always a fun thing to do. If you are on a low budget – you don’t necessarily have to travel internationally – but – if you have no financial restrictions, then you certainly have to try to see a blue whale in your lifetime.
The thing about blue whales is that very few people get to see one. Did you know that blue whales can grow over 100 feet long? They have big hearts and tongues. And believe us when we tell you that blue whales are incredibly loud.
If exploring the oceans isn’t your thing, consider exploring your local parks or hiking. Perhaps there is an open field near you where you can lie down at night and gaze at the beautiful stars? Stargazing is an adventure in itself.
You could also opt for tying out new cafes or restaurants that have opened in your area. To live an exciting life, you don’t have to explore new places every day. Even – if you were to decide to do the exploring part once a week – it would suffice to keep your life interesting.
There are organizations all around the globe where you can sign up for volunteering. Volunteering offers you a different perspective on life. You will be gaining new skills and making new friends from different aspects of life.
More importantly – you will be doing something that is not for yourself but for someone else. Not everything that you will do in life will have something to do with you. Life is different for everyone – so it is a good idea to step in someone else’s shoes and experience life from their perspective.
Sometimes you find inspiration by caring for someone else and ensuring their basic needs are met. Other times you will revisit the meaning of life by aiming at making life easier for someone else – for instance – you could opt for volunteering at an orphanage and spreading smiles amongst kids.
Maybe you would want to volunteer at an organization whose values sync with your core values. If you have an elderly neighbor, you could brighten their day by mowing their lawn or helping them run errands.
Positive feelings, such as love, excitement, and happiness, tend to grow when shared with others. Maybe you are experiencing boredom and monotony in life because you have an innate yearning to find a deeper meaning in life.
Life is boring without a higher purpose – and you could find your higher purpose by volunteering and uplifting others.
You can break free from a monotonous life by reinventing yourself. Boredom can mean different things – perhaps you are tired of the same old routine that you have been following for quite some time now. Perhaps you have become immune to the things that you are experiencing every day.
Whatever it is – something bigger plays a role at the bottom of boredom. More often than not, boredom is a sign that you are ready to experience greater things in life by becoming a better, different, and newer version of yourself.
If you feel like boredom has started to creep into every aspect of your life, you will want to dig a bit deeper and get to the root cause of the issue. There is a great chance that you might feel bored because there is nothing else to do – or – you might have the feeling that you have done everything you could have possibly done.
When you reach the point where life no longer excites you, it might be time to reinvent yourself. Believe us when we tell you that you are only a shift in your mindset away from becoming the person you are destined to be.
Take Care of Yourself
If you want to make your life more interesting, you will want to take care of your physical and mental health. Everything else will fall into place. Become disciplined in this area and command yourself to do the right things every day, including eating clean, drinking more water, and practicing good sleep hygiene.
Your body is a machine – if you feel bored and disinterested – your body might be giving you the signal that you are experiencing some sort of imbalance. People who care for themselves are much happier than those who don’t engage in physical activity, eat right, or sleep right.
You get the point – you will want to fuel your body and mind the right way to induce the feel-good chemicals and live a better-quality life.