“Live the mystery by beginning to perceive what average eyes fail to notice.” – Dan Millman We live in a world of incredible opportunity: we can travel like no other generation in history; we can communicate with each other in … r
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Bored with life? You’re not alone.
As a whole, we are a boringly predictable species. We follow the same routines and do the same things day in day out; brushing our teeth, standing in our queues, drinking our coffee, staring at our screens. r
I believe this principle applies, not only to making things, but also to experiencing things. Just as there is a muse for creativity, there is also a muse for curiosity. r
It’s not hard to get bogged down with the same routine, and confine oneself to a recurring pattern in a never ending rut. Eventually, it just burns us out and we are left with a sense of stagnation and boredom. Boredom is supposed to be an emotional weight or a feeling of doom that’s supposed to hang off us when we have nothing to do, and are dispassionate about life. r
We all have times when we’re just not in the mood to get on with work. Perhaps we’re feeling tired or apathetic, or weeks of stress have finally caught up with us. Maybe we’re just having a hard time staying on task – Facebook, Twitter, webcomics and other distractions seem, well, more distracting than usual.
So how can you stay on-task and on-track when you don’t feel like working? r