During the winter months it is sometimes hard to get motivated to do much of anything. With cloudy skies and dreary days it can often be a challenge to even get to work or school. Thankfully life isn’t always like this. Sunnier days will eventually welcome us with open arms and blue skies. But until such time we have to still live and work through those less than glamorous days. Here are some tips to give you a jumpstart.
Change your routine – Don’t allow yourself to become a creature of habit. Try something as simple as taking a different route to work or places that you frequent. By doing so you can see things that you might not ordinarily observe. It can be like a breath of fresh air.
Do something out of the ordinary – I’m not saying you have to jump from a parachute in order to do something different. (Although it would probably be exciting). Order a lobster from your favorite seafood restaurant instead of your typical dish.
Be a tour guide at a museum – If you are a lover of history, volunteer at a local museum as a tour guide. There is probably some training involved but imagine how much more you will be able to share with the locals and tourists alike. You are sure to meet a lot of interesting people too.
Take a continuing ed class – Perhaps you are trying to learn the newest computer software or the latest dance moves for an upcoming wedding. There are countless low-priced classes that might pique your interest and get you out meeting and socializing with other people your age or with similar interests.
Get a little culture – Stretch yourself out on a limb by going to an opera and dinner afterwards with some of your closest friends. You might find that you actually enjoy it.
Take a day trip – Visit a nearby town that is within an hour’s drive from you and check out what special events they have going on that day. You’ll be invigorated by getting away from the same familiar surroundings that you’ve grown accustomed to.
Exercise – We all know that exercise can improve your health. But it can also help chase away the blues. Exercise and proper nutrition will help you enjoy life more.
Start a grateful journal – Think back and jot down things that you are grateful for in your life. Before you know it you will be counting your blessings.
Yes life can be boring sometimes but it doesn’t have to be a permanent lifestyle. Get out there and make some new discoveries of your own. It’s the perfect prescription for those dull moments.
Personal experience and suggestions