Do you sometimes feel like you have a paint by number life? All the 1’s are blue, the 2’s are white, so on and so on… You’ve gotten into a routine that’s almost robotic. You drive the same route to work every day, and on some days, you don’t even remember how you got there. You think: Did I really drive through town? Did I stop at that red light? But somehow you get to work without remembering anything along the route that got you there.
So if you should find yourself in a ho-hum, almost boring phase of your life, try these simple tips to help you add a little spice to your life:
- Check out the community board at your local coffee shop, grocery store or restaurant and see what’s going on around town. You will find a variety of activities, anywhere from who is giving music lessons to the latest movie festival. The photo I posted here was at an Einstein Bros. Bagel restaurant in Naperville, IL. Lots of options!
- Did you know that many local high schools, junior colleges or universities offer adult classes? Many times they offer topics that are quite interesting at a very reasonable price. I personally have taken some on traveling, decorating or how to make the best martini imaginable. All of these classes were just for fun.
- Don’t forget your local library. Many of them offer free programs. I’ve been to some that show free movies, offer cooking classes and even share simple lessons on how to use your computer. YES – this and more programs at many libraries. If yours doesn’t offer any classes, check out the one in the next town or suburb.
Sometimes we find that we are living a life filled with no risk, no creativity – and no mess. If your life or your job looks like everyone else’s, and you’d like to shake it up a little, try one of the three tips above. It sounds simple, but it’s not easy. Because guess what? You are the only one who can do it. You are the only one who can shape your life into what you want it to be.