“Variety is the spice of life!” Chances are pretty good that you’ve heard that expression at least a few times in your life and have felt the truth of it when we realize that our lives have become monotonous and routine. Every now and then, we all catch ourselves simply going through the motions of life: Waking up, going to work, coming home, watching TV, going to bed, then repeating the same process day in and day out. If that has ever happened to you, you will likely agree that it isn’t much fun. When every day feels the same, we all need something to help ourselves snap out of it and revive our appreciation for life, our sense of wonder, and the imagination of the child within us.
The secret to spicing up your life is hidden in plain sight within the quote: adding variety! Taking a new way to work, going to a different restaurant than usual, waking up at 5:00 am to see the sunrise. Even the smallest change in your daily routine will stand out like a drop of red ink on a crisp, white paper, and it will inspire you to make more changes in your life until you’re excited to make every day a new adventure. There is a lot of power in trying new things, and there are even forms of therapy, like experiential therapy, that are centered around branching out, breaking routines, and trying new things. Continue reading “Recreational Activities to Make Your Daily Life More Thrilling”