In this day and age, influenced immensely by computer technology and other tech advancements, life can sometimes feel monotonous. You’ve probably watched every single blockbuster hit, followed all YouTube sensations, or played your favorite video games to your heart’s content, but without any satisfaction whatsoever. The boredom was kept at bay for a while, but the dullness of life gradually starts creeping in after each episode of so-called ‘enjoyment.’ The iPhone you’ve been desiring and contemplating upon for so long simply is not what you expected at all. Great expectations and false promises, that’s all these material things offer. If you feel this dullness and emptiness I speak of, here are 10 ways to make life more vibrant.
Appreciate the little things in life.
Count your blessings. Be thankful for what you have and not what you lack. This message can be said in a variety of ways but the point stays quite clear.
Break the ice of monotony.
Do something new and challenging every once in awhile. Stepping out of your comfort zone is something you will find really helpful in making an otherwise tedious life more exciting. Chase that one crazy childhood dream of yours, like conquering Everest or going bungee jumping or whatever.
Own a pet.
If you have had it with all the dating and break-ups, perhaps a furry friend is all you need to fill that void in your heart. Instead of engaging in the superficial antics of dating and the hopeless search for the one, try adopting a pet. Visit an animal shelter. There are lots of homeless cats and dogs that need love and care. All the love you’ve been saving in your heart should not go to waste. Share that love with those who truly need it.
Engage in charitable work.
Getting a pet is only the beginning of your journey back to true humanity and compassion. By doing charity, you are sharing and spreading your love to other human beings who are less fortunate. And love is what truly makes life more vibrant and colorful.
Plant a tree.
Spend more time in the garden. Reconnect with nature. Instead of spending so much on the latest gadgets, use your hard-earned money to visit the most beautiful places on earth. The shallow and fleeting enjoyment from an Xbox can never truly compare to the peaceful satisfaction gained from witnessing firsthand the stunning beauty of nature.
Lead a healthier and more meaningful life.
Get lots of fresh air and plenty of exercise. If you’ve been meaning to go vegetarian but just can’t, it’s okay. Take it one step at a time. Going meatless at least once a week is a good way to start. Sometimes, these little changes are all you need to rejuvenate your life.
Have family time.
Reconnect with your childhood. It’s probably the liveliest phase in your life before going through the tough stages of puberty and adulthood. Visit your parents not just during holidays. Spend the weekend with them. Bring your kids along and their grandparents will definitely be smiling from ear to ear. There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your aging parents’ faces light up upon seeing their grandchildren.
Have time for friends.
Always be ready to share and lend a helping hand. A self-centered life can be a dull one. On the other hand, a selfless, other-centered life is in fact more satisfying.
Have ‘me’ time.
Aside from occasionally going to the salon and spa for pampering, you should also give time for introspection and self-reflection. Go to a quiet and peaceful place where you can find your balance and gain insights from within.
Reconnecting with your spiritual roots drives away all the dark clouds. With inner peace and satisfaction, your life will be full of meaning, rich in purpose and ultimately more vibrant.