Well, it’s hump day. For those of you with your minds in the gutter, that means we are halfway through the working week.
How do you feel? I mean, really…deep down. Bored? Fed up? In my mind there are 2 types of boredom. There is ‘double maths lesson’ bored which passes the minute you are released to go to lunch and be with your friends. This isn’t too worrying, everybody has it.
Then you have the deep down ‘my soul has stagnated’ boredom. This is like dry rot and must be got rid of! I remember a few years ago I was stood in line at the shops and I suddenly realised I was far beyond double maths bored. It was a Sunday, the same inane headlines covered the magazines I was glancing at. I was buying exactly the same cereal and other bits of food that I had been buying the week before. I knew I would probably go home and do exactly what I did every weekend in an attempt to escape the reality of working 5 days a week in a job I hated.
I got extremely frustrated. I remember saying to a relative of mine how boring life was and they said that it was just how life was and to learn to accept it. They said everyone has to work, shop, cook and clean. Feeling desperate, I then raised my voice and said ‘Well if that’s what life is then I don’t want it!’
However, from that point on I was on a mission. I realised I’d not got any thirst for living. Everything exciting had previously seemed impossible; options and hobbies were for other people. The best way I can describe the change in me was forcing my mind open to accept other possibilities.
Once you realise that you can do all the exciting things that other people do, this incredible thirst will wash over you. You will feel like a kid in a sweet shop and want everything NOW!
I’m not saying you will never feel bored again, but once you realise you can take charge and make life what you want it to be, your thirst for life will come rushing back. It’s like going from black and white to colour, mute to surround sound.
So maybe plan something new for this weekend or buy the weirdest looking food at the supermarket and try it with friends. Talking of which, what is up with dragon fruit!?!
Till next time