I, wouldn’t be entirely wrong in assuming that all of us at some point in time felt tired of the life we are living. Whether be it behind the cubicles, or office rooms of a fortune 500 or the everyday hustle of running a startup.
The routine catches up with all of us.
A routine is nothing but a sequence of actions carried out regularly in the same order day-in and day-out. And, you know what? It S**KS!
Waking up at the same time 5-6 days a week.
Taking the same dreadful route to work each day.
Be surrounded by similar faces weeks after weeks.
After a while, even your lunch and dinner seems nothing more than just a “part” of a never-ending routine!
Result? Everything becomes nothing but monotonous. Even the work that used to get you excited every morning seems nothing but a task that needs to be ticked off.
There is no denying that have a daily routine is helpful, it helps you stay organised, helps you plan your day and tasks better, provides a more definite structure to life, but above all of it, it’s exhaustingly BORING!
While routines do instil a sense of continuity, and provides you with a distinct path to follow, if it is starting to wear you down, making you dread each coming day – pause & breathe. Follow the 6 ways below to help end the monotony and bring the spark back in your life,
When was the last time you headed somewhere new? Explored a place beyond the magnificence of the everyday buzz?
If took more than 2 seconds to answer that, nevermind!
It’s time you take the weekend off! Head somewhere you’ve never been before. Try activities that get your heart pumping and make you feel alive in every moment of that experience. The adrenaline rush, scenic beauty and an exhilarating experience are sure to help you break the monotony of life.
Entertainment? TV? NO WAY!
So you’ve got some time on your hand. An extended weekend with nothing to do but to chill like a badass. What do you do? Binge watch your favourite show or a movie marathon of your favourite series for the umpteenth time.
If yes, know it you’ve just dug a deeper hole of boredom for yourself.
Instead, utilize all this time in reading a new book. Or, go online and watch Ted Talks or listen to storytellers and poets. Feed the creative artist that resides within you, instead of giving it a boring repeated death.
Mix It Up
If you’re right now in your dream job, and there is nothing whatsoever you’d want to change, but still can’t sideline this feeling of life being monotonous. Mix up your daily routine.
Change your workout sessions from night to morning, if you work till late at night, it would be a nice idea to try out the early hours of dawn!
Do/Learn Something For The First Time
When was the last time you learned a new skill, or technology, or anything that wasn’t related to your everyday work?
In today’s fast-moving world, the only way to be ahead of the curve is to keep learning and strengthening your arsenal with new skills. This makes sure while your daily routine isn’t disturbed it is enough for your mind to be excited about.
Break The Rules, Or At Least Tweak Them A Bit.
All the rebels give me a ‘Hell Yeah!’
As we grow older, we get bound to these unseen structures following unwritten rules, because somewhere between making our careers and growing up we start adhering to the societal norms.
If you find yourself among those, maybe it’s time to revisit the glorious days of your youth. You won’t be able to chug down your beers as quick as you used to, but it’s going to be a welcoming refresh to an otherwise a monotonous life.
I, honestly, lost count of the people around me who never stopped to ask themselves the most important question, ‘Who am I?’
Are you, the loving son, your parents think?
Or, are you, the eccentric leader, your team thinks you are?
Or, are you, the writer who got lost in the sands of time?
We can literally go about our entire lives without asking ourselves that one question, but to what end?
The most important thing when it comes to breaking the monotony of life is understanding who you are at your core. Understanding what current aspect of your life makes it monotonous. And, how can you if you’ve never understood yourself?
Take the weekend off, from the people and things you surround yourself with. Take a long ride to a destination unknown, go backpacking in the wilderness. Find a place where you can be with yourself, reflect on your journey and answer ‘Who Am I?’
It’s again that time of the year, where darkness makes way for the festival of lights, where we remember the triumph of good over evil, and who can forget the long extended weekends!
This Dusshera, while we burn down the idol of Raavan symbolizing the victory of goodness, let’s take this time to also Burn Down Boredom, Worries, Shackles and Limitations that hold us back from being our absolute best.
If you eventually plan to hit the highways, or get the adrenaline pumping, or plan to bring the roof down? Visit our store, explore our collection and rent bikes, adventure gear and party essentials, break the monotony of the life.