Kind attention: Read if your fight is not only materialistic in nature but also for eternal happiness while fighting!
Boring life: What defines your monotonous life? My monotony of life? This generation’s monotonous life?
A haunting tradition following since the X generation!
It’s a pre-defined conventional journey — starts with a super active kid in school, an adventurous teenager in college days, and then?
As soon as you enter the late twenties and early thirties, don’t you feel we become a puppet dancing off-beat to the tune of a monotonous life?
You won’t disagree more or less we share a common story.
We’ll talk a little about every phase starting teenage. The time before that does not qualify for scrutiny. You were very much soulful then.
The tender teenage is the age when most of us are on an exploring spree.
It’s the most exciting phase when most of us are introduced to new experiences. The thrills of hormonal attraction, the adventure of bunking classes, the excitement of a new phone, fear of failures, sadness inflicting loss, and what not…
Life events are not customary and that’s the best part of this time. Every moment awaits to capture a new experience.
Moving to the next phase is the dawn of adulthood when most of us experience almost every new emotion we possibly could.
By now, we prioritize and move forward with life’s available choices.
But what next?
Don’t you realize your life stagnates thereafter?
Yes… the majority of us stand at the doorstep of a monotonous life.
‘That’s because we turn into:
- spouses, parents, grandparents in the personal sphere
- an employee or an employer in a professional career
- a mere reputation in the social environment
Till over and out.’
Please keep reading even if you haven’t reached this state; you are nearer than you think!
That’s because soon a customary routine takes over to define your life’s monotonous process until your final gasp.
Most have compromised with it. But you don’t belong there; the reason you are here.
Allow me to offer:
4 super effective ways to break the monotony of everyday life:
Take mind breaks
When you programme your mind into a routine existence; your mind becomes a jailor and your soul a prisoner. Your life isn’t a beautiful exploration journey anymore.
I may sound silly if I ask you:
Do you wait for the holidays?
Everyone does! Most of us work our asses off the entire week to enjoy on weekends.
But does that mean you are eligible for happiness only on weekends?
I don’t know much but I am sure about this:
We cannot assign a particular date, time, and place for happiness.
My friend; even happiness seems monotonous this way.
What I feel we need this break every day. Any small conscious mind break is capable to break your routine existence.
Listening to music, exercising, or maybe a long drive — any such monotony breaker not involving your mind is capable to rejuvenate your soul.
And when you do that, you realize happiness does not involve the mind, it’s an essence of the soul.
Did you know?
Not only feeling happiness, but a mind rest daily can also raise its potency drastically. Here is a summary of recent research and thinking on the value of taking breaks.
Start it now or else your holiday break remains a random Facebook status only to make people envious.
Challenge the boundaries of the comfort zone
Cambridge Dictionary defines comfort zone as ‘a situation in which you feel comfortable and in which your ability and determination are not being tested.’
What I feel is when you limit yourself to the pre-defined boundary, you are repulsive to experience the new.
You cage yourself in the prison of fear and there is no exploration. It limits your experiences and you sink into the monotony of life.
As simple as that… if you are still a cassette player in today’s digital world, it’s a clear indication you didn’t accept the change gracefully.
Do you want to break free?
Be it the tiniest of things, do any new thing every day which is not a part of your life’s boring monotony, something which is not pre-defined.
From switching off your cell phone for an hour to go fasting one meal; any new experience counts! Be it big or small; any initiation can provoke profound realizations.
Staying inside the comfort zone offers luxury but never guarantees happiness. Even happiness loses its essence while living a monotonous life.
So break the shackles; never limit yourself when you have unlimited inside you. Intercept the boredom for your liberation and break the monotonous process.
Stop living for the social environment
Ego clashes; judgemental meetings; ugly gossips; painful formalities; undue expectations; unethical favors — these are some common traits of the people from the social environment.
Yes… This is what most of us have been doing without realizing it’s a suicide mission.
It kills you and then dresses up for your funeral. It literally slaughters the precious moments of solitude which you could utilize in better exploration of the inner world.
Stop please stop!
These people are defining your monotony of life. And the irony is they are neither from your feel-driven personal world nor from
the mind-driven professional world.
But in the heat of the moment, you don’t realize when the social environment becomes as customary as a ritual.
The best way to cut off?
Showcase your nudity than living in fear of being exposed by them. It’s a big bold step to filter people right.
The other way is to stop interfering in their life. Don’t poke and they won’t provoke you…it’s simple!
Here’s the deal:
Disallow people to step inside your mind wearing dirty shoes and get your time back to live life like a free bird.
Don’t worry about losing them. They are not your slaves you won in a battle.
Just liberate your real self to say hello to them. The ones reciprocating the same are the only ones you need.
Pick a hobby
You are probably wondering:
How could such a small thing be a monotony breaker?
Trust me, it’s a bomb ready to explode seeking your courage to push the trigger. But the problem is most of us have turned into a diffused bomb.
You are so busy thinking materialistically you can’t feel the soulful pleas.
In case you don’t know:
A hobby is devoting some time to anything you love to do.
Exploring a hobby is no rocket science. It is reading, writing, playing, painting, anything.
It’s any form of expressing yourself the best. You may not be good at it; the only condition is it should make you feel positive and happy.
Well, it’s a source of part-time happiness making you eligible for full-time happiness.
Who knows when you explore its materialistic nature which not only makes you blissful but also earns bread… And if this happens, life cannot be more adventurous.
Be it a monotony in a relationship or monotony at work; I hope you find any of these ways useful to break the monotony of everyday life.
Is your happiness buried under a monotonous process?
If yes, try the above-mentioned ways!
My dear friend… anyone blessed with the basic necessities of food, shelter, and clothing, is eligible for happiness.
It’s a sorry state if you are unhappy despite qualifying your happiness. Admitting it makes your life battle even tougher.
Let’s be practical:
You have time to think; the reason you should definitely self-introspect the life you are living.
Instead of losing your time to the outside world; connect with your inner self.
To know yourself better so you could break your monotony of life by exploring the untouched avenues of happiness.
Don’t you feel you owe this to your life which you live only once?