Life is too short to waste it with a boring life. There is so much to do, learn, and explore. You have unlimited potential in you. That in itself should excite you no matter how far you are from being the best that you can be.

Boredom is often the fear of spending time with oneself. If you love who you're and where you're going, it's hard to be bored because even your mind can become a weapon against boredom in any moment or situation.

Our society now has more access than ever before. You can be on your phone in seconds, watching a movie, or doing numerous other things to be entertained. The easier it gets to use these tools, the more bored people become. There is constant pressure for the novelty to stay engaged. 

"The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.  - Arthur Schopenhauer

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What You Will Learn

Use Purpose to Move Away From The Boring Life 

When you know where you're going in life, you go into each day with purpose. When you have a goal, you're rarely bored. At the very least, when you have a purpose you know that there is always something you can learn to improve. There is always a task that needs to be done that moves you towards your ultimate goal.

Boredom strikes only for people who lack this sort of direction. Suppose you don't know where you want to be in 10 years, its hard to wake up each day with any motivation to grind. Without purpose you eventually become hopeless, and you stop seeing the point of making any effort.

8 Signs of a Boring Life 

These eight signs do not automatically mean you live a boring life if you do them once. If they become a consistent rhythm and start seeing more than one show up, it can lead to a much bigger problem if you don't make some changes. 

Always Struggling to Get Out of Bed

Getting out of bed can also be a sign of being tired. The problems arise when you can't get out of bed, but you have no reason to be tired.

If you have been working out hard and staying up late to work on the business, it makes sense to struggle to get up. You feel fulfilled when this happens. 

If you don't do a lot in the day and you know you have no motivation, and yet you are still not getting up, you may be living a boring life. It's not normal to drag your butt out of bed for no reason every day. 

Watching A lot of TV and Movies

You have access to HULU, Disney +, Netflix, and that is the only form of entertainment you rely on. These services are great to have, but they should be mixed into a balanced life. There is more to life than TV.

Watching a lot of TV can also be a sign of wanting to live through other people. You're bored with your life so you look to entertainment to spice your own up. 

Using Social Media to Creep 

If you use social media every day and never post anything, that is a red flag. People who use social media and never post are often addicted to creeping on other people. They want to judge others but won't post because they fear that same judgment. 

Social media should always go two ways to be healthy. You should post and engage with other people's stuff. Creeping leads to envy, and envy leaves you empty inside. 

You Say No to All New Things 

People want to hang out with you, Facetime you and you say no. People have tried to start businesses with you, and you turn the opportunity down. Anything that is outside of your comfort zone is quickly shunned. 

Trying new things is a way to change your life and get away from living in such a boring life. The more you turn things down, the more disconnected you become from others. You eventually get to a place where doing new things is foreign to you. 

You Don't Take Care of Your Appearance at All. 

When you're living a boring life, you see no need to dress up at all. Why bother when you know you're just going to be on the couch for the night. It's good to get jazzed up now and then. It builds your self confidence and can help you to feel sexy in your skin. 

People will often say they don't care about how they look so that they don't have to make an effort in this area. Decide to get dressed up for no reason one day and watch how much life it gives you. You feel successful, and like you need to go and do something. 

You Never Travel 

Have you ever met someone who has never left their hometown and can't understand why their life is so dull? The world is vast, and there are so many languages, cultures, foods, and things that you have not seen. 

Go and explore the world, and it will rejuvenate your life in an instant. Nothing has the power to change your perspective, like a new environment. Seeing the same old places and face gets old. 

Life is Only Lived Through The Internet 

The internet is an amazing tool, and I would not want to go back to the world without it. As great as it is, there is an amazing world outside of the internet. There are some life memories that the internet just can't live for you. 

When you spend all of your time online, its a bit easier to get away from your real life. Anyone can be tough on the internet, but those same people will not do it face to face. Instead of escaping your reality, work to live the life of your dreams

You Have No Goals 

Without goals, you have nothing to fight for. Without anything to fight for, there is no reason to get out of bed. Humans will go to great lengths for the right reasons. Without a reason to be excited to wake up, one will just not be. 

If you don't have goals, the good news is that it will take you five minutes to create a few goals. Write them down and review them every day.

6 Habits to Fix a Boring Life 

These 6 Habits have the power to bring energy to your life. If you make these habits regular rhythms in your life, you will begin to notice everything changes around you. Your boring life will become an exciting one. 

Consistently Get Up Earlier

Stop getting up when you feel like it. You will never feel like waking up. Decide what time you want to get up and get up at that same time every day. When you wake up earlier, you have the most motivation and will power that you will have in the day. 

No one wakes up early to watch Netflix. Its hard-wired in you to be productive when you're up earlier. At first, this will make no difference, but you will start to notice that you're making huge strides towards your goals over time. 

Know What You Need to Do Before Going to Bed

Don't wake up and scramble to figure out what to do. Instead, go to bed, knowing what needs to be done. This will help you to be excited to wake up. How can you be excited to wake up if you have nothing to look forward to? 

Every night you should put something on that to-do list that gets you excited for the next day. When you're alarm goes off, think of that thing right away and then attack the day. 

Move Your Butt 

Stop being stagnant all day. Life is in motion. When people die, they cease to move. Kids are full of life because of how much they drive. If you want to get away from the boring life, find a way to move as much as possible. 

You can move by working out, but one of the easiest ways is just to try and walk more. Make walking a regular mode of transportation for you. Then you can start to move in a more intense direction later. 

Accept New Challenges

Stop saying no to everything that scares you, or that will push you outside of your comfort zone. Commit to saying yes to anything that comes your way. If someone needs help moving, Go! if someone wants to hang out, see what happens. 

Your goal can't be comforted if you want to get rid of your boring life. The only way to accomplish this is to do more things that are way outside of your comfort zone. 

Express Gratitude 

Spend time each day, appreciating what you have. There is way too much time spent focusing on the things you want, which automatically leads to unhappiness. If you want to invigorate your life, you need to be thankful for what you already have.

If you don't learn to do this, no amount of success or excitement will make you happy. You will want more and more until you learn to appreciate what you have. 

Unplug Each Day 

You don't need to unplug for hours. Even 10 minutes alone, without any technology or electronics, will go a long way. Go for a barefoot walk on some grass and reconnect with nature. Take the time to get away from it all. 

Doing this will not make your life more exciting, but it will give you the chance to think deeply about what you want, where you are, and how to get to where you want to be. 

Living The Boring Life is a Choice 

Living a boring life is a choice that you make every day. You can decide in an instant that your life is no longer boring. It's not about what other people have to say. There is someone who would say almost any activity is boring. Some love to play basketball, and others think sports are boring.

Sometimes success looks boring to other people. Sitting on your computer writing code or creating blog posts like this one is not fun. But if you love to do it and it helps you to fulfill your purpose, who cares.

Ian Warner

About the author

I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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