Do you feel trapped in your daily routine?
Are you are tired of doing the same things, talking to the same people, and listening to the same stories day in, day out?
Eventually, this dullness of your everyday reality (amplified tenfold by a global pandemic) starts to affect your creative thinking. Suddenly, you realise that you have a new best friend – Monotony.
Monotony is counter-productive to creativity. Repeating the same processes and routine over and over continuously isn’t stimulating.
It dulls our thinking, and we tend to lapse into auto-pilot mode without even realising it.
Monotony is defined as a lack of variety. A prolonged feeling of monotony can lead to depression and frustration with your life. Sound exceptionally familiar?
Monotony reinforces old mental connections that lead our thinking along the usual thinking paths. The result? An inability to create new and interesting ideas.
Long spells of monotony lead to constant boredom, depression, and lethargic states that drain the life energy out of us. The result? Zero desire to create or to be creative!!
How to break up with Monotony
The good news is that breaking up with your new best friend monotony is fairly easy.
Start by making some simple changes in your everyday routine. Introduce new activities into your life.
I am a fan of starting a personal project!
Dream, create new ideas, execute them and watch them come to life!
Your new project may open new business opportunities for you, or you may create an entirely new lifestyle while pursuing your personal passions.
But, know that it is generally hard to take the first step! When we develop a routine consciously or unconsciously, we find it difficult to break free from its shackles.
Make a list of the things that you want to do and activities you would like to engage in, and then start with the tiniest of steps.
Pretty soon you will notice that monotony has found a new best friend, and that your life has become more exciting and inspiring.
If you want to live a fulfilling, exciting and unconventional life you can’t do the same things every day!
Routines are convenient and make for a comfortable, easy life. They make you think less. They let you predict the future. They also make you lazy. They make your life (and you) boring. Routines will never provide you with stories to tell.
“Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.” ~Henri de Lubac
Monotony truly does suck!!