10 Ways to Make Life More Interesting
It is true that sometimes life can be quite dull, especially for those have found themselves in a rut. The good news is that people can make changes in their lives to make them more interesting and have things to look forward to doing.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”~Helen Keller
Life is made up of moments and you can create many of them with just a little effort and planning on your part. Here are just ten ways to make your life more interesting by creating moments that you will never forget.
Take a New Way to Work or Home
There are places in the city or community where you live that you have not seen, so instead of taking the normal way home take a few minutes to explore other ways just to mix things up. In fact, you can plan to go by a particular place that you have not seen, a park that you have not visited or even a restaurant that you have yet to try.
Try a New Hobby
New hobbies are always good in that you step outside your comfort zone and achieve something different. You should start with something that has always interested you and will only take baby steps to get going. For example, if you have always wanted to try golfing start by purchasing a driver or iron and hit some golf balls off the tees at your local public golfing range. In this manner you are making a minimal investment to see just how much you will enjoy it. If it works out, great, but if it doesn’t at least you have not over-committed yourself.
Make New Friends
Many friends will come and go during your life, so it may be time to make some new ones. Generally speaking, the best place is to start making new friends that share an interest you are just starting to explore. You may find that your new friends provide a fresh perspective that will help make your life more interesting.
Take a One-Day Vacation
If you find yourself doing the same thing every weekend, then take a day to go on a road trip and see something new. There are many places to go and things to do in your community, so take a little time to go see them. You can start by finding out the interesting things that are located an hour or two from where you live and then making plans to see them. A one-day trip may not seem like much of a shakeup, but you will be surprised just what it may offer in terms of good memories.
Shut off the TV
Television can be a wonderful thing, but it can also take up a lot of your time. So instead, pick a time to shut it off and do something positive and interesting such as playing a board or card game, reading a book, taking a walk or something else that adds to your life. The key is doing something different that will keep your mind fresh and alive, so shut off the TV as there is a whole world of interesting things to do.
Take a New Course
There are courses on all sorts of subjects that you can take quite often for very little money. You can go out and attend the course at your local community college or take on online if the subject is interesting enough. One way to really stay interested in life is to learn new things that will help focus your mind. Quite often the courses are short and to the point so that you can get the most out of them. Plus, if it develops into a greater interest, you can always pursue it even more if you are so inclined.
Make the Most Out of Two Dollars
If you want a good challenge, take two dollars from your wallet and find a way to make the most out of them. One way is to try and create a full meal for just two bucks. It can be an interesting challenge and one that offers some surprises. By setting a tight limit like two dollars, you can make all sorts of interesting things to do while spending very little money in the process.
Create a Work of Art
While you may not be a Michelangelo, everyone has creativity inside them which means that you can make something interesting such as a painting, sculpture or other work of art. You can even look into photography or other skill that you can better explore in your free time. In fact, set aside an hour or so every other day or once a week to engage in creative activity.
Change Your Job
If your job is what is getting you down, then start making plans about changing it. Of course, you do not want to up and quit without being prepared, but once you make the decision to change jobs it will be time to start looking in a new direction. A new job brings new challenges and you might take the opportunity to start up your own business for a real challenge.
Get in Touch with your Inner Child
A child is not afraid to color outside the lines or create an orange sky instead of a blue one. So, you can re-awaken your inner child with simple activities such as play. You can even visit with children so that you can get back in touch with what you have been missing. It may be some of the best times that you can have are with the inner child that you have left behind.
There are many ways to make life more interesting, all you really need to do is set aside the time to try them. You may find that doing a little each and every day will shake up your life in ways that you never truly expected. So, take a chance and find something that will change up your routine so that your life becomes more interesting.
“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” Peter Hagerty