Life gets boring when we become one-dimensional. We do the same thing every day. The boring life puts us in a rut devoid of innovation and wonder and awe. Our interests are minimal. Our conversations are limited.
Break out and move beyond being singularly focused! Explore the possibilities!
Some of us are particularly passionate to accomplish a specific dream. Great! But what do you do on the “off-times”? Sometimes we become so singularly focused, that the rest of our days add up to a … (sadly)…a boring life…
Is it a Boring Life?
Answer this question: If you had a free hour, what would you do?
1 – Would you do your hobby? Would you meet people at the coffee shop? Would you play your sport? Would you seize the hour to go off and explore?
2 – Would you have NO idea what you would do??
How to Not Have a Boring Life
If you answered #2, let’s move beyond the “no idea”! So many amazing opportunities and enterprises await your presence!
- Read. Choose several different genres — suspense, biography, sci fi, even non-fiction
- Learn a handcraft. YouTube teaches how to knit, do woodworking, or even make a bracelet out of a baseball
- Explore cooking. Bake a rainbow cake, create a new marinade, enjoy grilling
- Pick up a hobby with your family like camping or geocaching
- Write. Get a journal and write whatever is on your heart. Start a blog. Create short stories.
- Travel. Hike, kayak, run or walk. Explore the outdoors as you get in shape!
Even more stuff to do…
- Become an advocate. Orphan care, justice issues, poverty, cancer research and more….all need more voices
- Word games and puzzles. Go solo or you can play with others using phone apps like Words with Friends, Scrabble, or Draw Something
- Shop (and sell) on Ebay. Clothes, art, electronics, and so much more are available! You can even collect the baseball cards you had as a kid!
- Take a class. Your local Parks & Recreation departments likely offer unique and inexpensive opportunities. Check out classes on watercolor painting, cooking, dog training, and more. Join a Bible study at church.
- Sign up for online classes. Enroll in a MOOC (massive open online courses are free!). Coursera is one venue filled with lots of MOOCs taught by university professors. Some blogs and websites also offer free classes!
If you answered #1 for your free hour, please share what you do! Your interests can spark new ideas for the rest of us!
If you answered #2 for your free hour, pick something to learn and do. What interests you enough to bring a bit of a smile to your face or a slight nod of your head?? Open a new browser tab and begin your exploration. Tell us what you found!