Earlier this week, I asked a deceptively simple question:
“What are you BORED of?”
Your answers came a-crashin’ in. And they’re anything but boring.
Since we’re on the subject of soul-crushing boredom (and its polar opposite: euphoric enthusiasm!) I’d like to offer an inspiring treat:
25 Thoroughly Un-Boring Things To Do, Be, Taste & Try.
❤ Take a digital sabbatical. It’s time. And here’s how to do it. But before you do . . .
❤ Buy a digital copy of EAT AWESOME: A regular person’s guide to plant-based whole foods (it’s 5 bucks) . . .
❤ Find a puppy. Put it next to a small soda can. Take a picture.
❤ Be over-the-top luxurious — even if it’s just once in your bloody lifetime. (Yes, I turn slightly British when I’m feeling emphatic.)
❤ Have your dessert after breakfast, instead of at the very end of the day. Oprah said so!
❤ Tell the absolute truth for a whole day.
❤ Kill your Facebook account. No, really. Just get rid of it. You rebel!
❤ Instead of calling your mom next Sunday, show up at her house with a potted bonsai tree & a brand-new bottle of her signature scent. Bonus points if your mom lives in another time zone.
❤ Model your exercise regime after a beloved (and badass) film & TV heroine! Because, c’mon: would you rather do ordinary pushups — or G.I. JANE pushups?
❤ Go to a completely bonkers, stadium-style POP CONCERT. The more hormone-addled teeny-boppers in the audience, the better.
❤ Make your own vegan toothpaste. Just ’cause you can.
❤ Kill your vision board — if it’s not working for you. Inspiration is not one size fits all. Notable quotes don’t rev everyone’s engines. Glossy photos of mountains & temples & twirling yogis do not guarantee motivation.
❤ Watch every David Attenborough documentary ever made.
❤ Stop waiting for the perfect opportunity to teach, speak or lead your first workshop, and just throw your own damn party.
Like Tania & Deanna from The Spark Retreat.
❤ Two words: neon shoelaces.
❤ Three words: sophisticated side ponytail.
❤ Instead of buying a trashy magazine from your own country, get one from a faraway land! I recently picked up a copy of the UK’s TATLER, and it was a defining moment.
❤ Ask the three Most Boring People You Know to tell you a secret. Prepare to be uh-mazed.
❤ Ask the most elderly person you know to recommend a few bands for your summer playlist. Prepare for a trans-generational groovefest.
❤ Read everything on my Official Summer Reading List. Especially the smutty stuff.
❤ Get vibrantly clear on what makes you (beyond) valuable. Craft a magnificent personal introduction. Stop pretending that your story is dull, dry or forgettable (please — we all know better). Be the antithesis of boring.
And now, a brief word from our sponSOAR . . .
I’m absolutely fascinated by the intricacies of human relationships — and I have unyielding respect for people who’ve devoted their lives to helping people make love & partnership work. And so, when Jackie VanCampen asked to become one of my sponSOARs, I had to say YES.
Jackie is a relationship facilitator who helps women overcome abandonment issues & other emotional headgunk, and create lasting and beautiful relationships. She’s navigated her own share of heartbreak, and has worked hard to carve out a life with the partner she adores. Happy endings? Never boring.
Meet Jackie & learn more about her approach to relationship facilitation, at WiseHeartWithin.com.