Does everything feel “meh”? Is every day starting to look the same to you? Are you getting tired of the same old routine? Is life boring? Well, most of us feel bored in life at some point in our lives. However, most of the time we don’t know what to do about it or how to get out of this rut.
“Boredom is the deadliest poison.” – William F. Buckley
Life can be boring for a number of reasons. It can be your career, your relationship or your family & personal life.
- Your job may not be exciting or inspiring enough and you wish you could do something more fulfilling.
- Your relationship has lost all passion and you simply co-exist with your partner. You wish you could feel loved and love more deeply.
- Your personal life is uninspiring and you wish you could have a better home and a more caring family.
You want to experience more passion in your everyday life. You want things to be great. Or things might just be great right now. You may have a great job, a healthy relationship, a loving family, no health or financial issues, yet you may still feel bored with life. You don’t know why, but you just can’t seem to be excited about anything and you feel you’re stuck in a rut.
“Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.” – James Galway
The thing is, life can be boring. You can be bored, angry, annoyed, depressed, hopeless and even burnt out. When you keep living the same life and following the same daily routine for too long, it starts to affect your thoughts and emotions. It ends up limiting your scope for personal development and happiness. This is why you need to step up and do something about how you think and feel about life and yourself. This is the only life you have and you need to live it the best you can.
Why you feel bored in life
Boredom is our brain telling us we are not living life to our fullest potential. We are not effectively using scarce resources like our focus and attention. Boredom is our desire to do more…to use our abilities better. But as we are unable to do so due to our daily schedule, we start feeling frustrated. Boredom is an unproductive desire.
Here are a few reasons why you might be feeling bored with life:
1. You’re too lazy
“When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.” – Walter Annenberg
When you’re bored in life it can drain all your energy and make you feel unmotivated to do anything. This eventually adds more to your boredom and makes you feel frustrated and eventually you give up trying to fix things. You become too lazy to get out of your comfort zone and you start enjoying your daily boredom-inducing schedules. But life is not all about being comfortable. It’s about living. It about having fun. It’s about enjoying your life.
2. You don’t meet people
Despite boredom staring right at your face, you refuse to take any steps to go out and meet interesting new people who can help you follow your passions. When you spend your time with the same group of friends hanging out at the same places and doing the same things, you will eventually get tired of the same routine. You will start feeling bored even when you are with your friends because you are hanging out with the wrong uninspiring crowd. Meet some new people and add new interesting friends to your life.
Moreover, try to accept invitations for going to new places and meeting new people when they come up. This can lead to some great opportunities and meeting new like-minded people.
3. You aren’t taking any efforts
“I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.” – Kate Ross
If you expect your life to be passionate and exciting and then you need do something passionate and exciting. It’s that simple. If you keep hoping for a change while following the same daily routine, all you’re going to feel is boredom. Life does not get better unless you make it happen.