Does this sound familiar? You go to work, then home, eat, do chores and go to bed so that you can get up tomorrow and do it all over again. You find yourself thinking that surely there’s got to be more to life than this, and there certainly is, but in most cases, it’s not just going to come to you. You have to seek it out.
Take a Permanent Vacation
You don’t have to sell everything you own and spend the rest of your life sitting on a beach somewhere. This is about a state of mind. Think about how when you’re on vacation, the days seem endless and packed with interesting things, and afterwards, the memories are so vivid. The reason for this is that you are doing so many new things. You’re probably more open to new things as well. Why not try this restaurant or that free paddleboard lesson? Well, what if you applied this approach to your life all the time? Shake up your routine and look for ways to do something different even it’s just a new coffee order or taking a walk down a different street. Another way you can shift into this mindset is by saying yes to invitations and opportunities instead of turning them down.
Get a Subscription Box
A great to way to bring something fun and interesting into your life every month or so is to sign up for a subscription box. Whether you love makeup or books, gadgets or outdoor gear or candles or just about anything else, there is probably a subscription box for you. A particularly good one for making life a little more interesting is one that provides snacks from around the world are imported just for you. You might be sitting at home on the sofa, but you can feel like a globetrotter with your box of interesting food from faraway places.
Learn Something New
Even if you were incredibly relieved to put your school days behind you, learning something new can make life a lot more interesting. There are plenty of ways to do this. You could sign up for a class at your local community college. You could try a new fitness class at the gym, like boxing or Pilates. You can learn many new things online as well, from videos, from free college courses, from aps and from many other sources. And you can teach yourself by doing. Work your way through a series of increasingly complicated breadmaking recipe, buy a bicycle and learn bike repair or—and this is admittedly drastic—buy a fixer-upper and throw yourself into DIY repair and renovation.
Get Out More
It can be much too easy to spend too much of your time at home. After all, you can order food. You’ve got movies and games there as you can chat with your friends all day. Why would you need to leave? Leaving a world where everything is mediated through screens can be surprisingly rewarding. Go to a store instead of browsing shopping sites online. Visit a museum or an art gallery. Go to a sporting event or to hear a band play. You’ll find that there’s no substitute for real life.