Do you sometimes feel that life is getting a little too cosy, like noting exciting happens anymore or that you have reached your peak but far too early? Maybe it’s time to change something in your life and liven it up a little. It doesn’t have to be any major dramatic change, maybe you aren’t ready for that yet. But even a small change or a getaway will bring you that little spark you need to motivate yourself and get that mundane feeling out of your head. It might just be that perk you need and after that you can look at some other long term or short-term changes to brighten things up that bit more.
Find a hobby:
This idea always makes it onto self-help and motivation lists, simply because it works. It is even better if you already have something on your mind, but if not thinking of something new is always good as well. There might be something you have thought about for a long time but never got around to do or maybe something your tried before and liked but didn’t have the time to do it. Even if it’s something small taking up a new hobby or activity can open a host of opportunities. You will make new friends who have the same interests, develop some new skills you might be able to bring into your professional life and you will be doing something which makes you happy. If the first thing you try doesn’t work out, try something different.
Go on a holiday:
This doesn’t mean that one week you take to Spain every year. That doesn’t count as its part of your routine. Pick somewhere exciting and new, go to China for your holidays. The exotic locations you once thought were out of your financial reach are very affordable now. Visiting places like China will get you out of your comfort zone and have you exploring places you didn’t think you would ever visit. You will learn some new strengths and some weaknesses and go on adventures that will remain with you for a life time.
If you can’t find a hobby in your area or the time off work for a holiday, then the next best thing is to volunteer. Many organisations and charities need volunteers year-round. It is a brilliant way to gain hands on experience in a field that you care about, you will meet a lot of new and exciting people ad take part in a range of activities. Finding something that you are passionate about and giving up your time for free will make you feel better and those whom you are volunteering with.
Getting out of your comfort zone and mixing things up a bit can sometimes feel very daunting; however, the rewards far out weight the risks. Especially if they are just minor adjustments. Perhaps only you will notice the difference but that is all the better as it is yourself that you want to improve.