Wayne Dyer said it perfectly…
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.”
So what does that mean if you think life is boring?
Life isn’t boring…you’re boring.
And we have no one to blame but ourselves. Especially me.
We are what we repeatedly do, after all, so if we never do anything out of the ordinary, our lives can become mundane and mediocre, with the routine of it all underwhelming one’s entire world.
And for me, it can be a weird feeling of restlessness and procrastination combined into one. Not an easy place to be.
So many of us don’t really know how to deal with boredom, so instead, we anesthetize ourselves by:
- binge watching tv shows and movies (GUILTY)
- staying connected to the internet – on the phone, tablet, or computer
- hanging out with the same people, doing the same stuff, over and over and over
- creating unhealthy drama in our personal lives
- becoming a workaholic (GUILTY)
All very good ways to mask what’s going wrong in our lives.
And, of course, these things make it so much easier to stay nestled within the confines our comfy-wumfy comfort zone, a type of prison we choose to live in.
The bottom line is this – if we let life pass us by, it’s our fault because we are letting it happen.
For me, one of my wake up calls was when I found a stranger staring back at me in the mirror. A part of me had forgotten about the little girl who used to be filled with such hopes and dreams for her future.
I came to realize there is no room for boredom in my life anymore. And no need to anesthetize myself into oblivion.
That little girl inside of me has saved my life by becoming the hero of my own story.
She is now so busy giggling and snorting, plotting out adventure, and finding hidden treasure in every moment of every day.
She’s brought more life into my life – and she is unleashed without regret.
And definitely not bored.
CREDIT: Image – ‘Boredom is Your Fault’ by AliceNWondrlnd