When Life Feels Ho Hum
Boredom. Mind wandering. Feeling depleted.
These are signs that we’ve hit a wall in how we spend our days.
We go through the motions, and may even accomplish our tasks, but we do it without joy or enthusiasm. We feel a special kindred spirit with Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day.
When one day blends seamlessly into the next, it’s time to infuse your life with something new.
Learn something new.
Try something new.
Go somewhere new.
Meet someone new.
Darius Rucker, the country singer, shares this advice in “For the First Time.”
“When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Yeah, let yourself go, follow that feeling
Maybe something new is what you’re needing
Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive
When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
Newness is not the total solution to boredom or depletion, but it is an easy action step with significant payoff. You’ll engage your mind and body in a new way, which can help you creatively problem solve your way out of feeling ho hum. Plus you’ll have fun.
So, heed Darius Rucker’s message. Heck, you may even learn to love country music.