Monotonous aspects of life: What changes you can make to bring more joy?

We have many monotonous things in life we can avoid.
Take action to avoid a monotonous life!

Hello everybody! Here we are one more week, and we continue talking about monotonous stuff and monotony. As I said in last week’s entry, there are ways to reduce the monotony of our life, and this way, feel more freedom.

One of the ways we add monotony is by being hyper-connected. Always plugged to the network, in such a way that many people never get out of it. Evidentally, thanks to smartphones. It is easy to change little by little; not necessary to throw away the cell phone. It is good to release it from time to time! Connect with your spirituality with yourself.

How to regain control and find passion by reducing unnecessary monotonous stuff.

There are many aspects of life that we may not be able to change. We have set up a very monotonous society, of “doing the same thing every day,” and many people know no other life than that. However, there are several things we can do to give it some color (and variety) to our days:

The first and last thing you do in the day matters, a lot.

These are the moments where we can vary our life a little. Most people first and the last thing they do in the day is to look at their phone. I am sure that the clear majority of you have the mobile on the bedside table or near your bed. Sorry, but you cannot imagine how bad this is at the level of physical health. The radiation they emit is very real, and we do not take it into account; however, this is another issue. Many people check the phone just before they close their eyes. Maybe to answer messages, look at social networks, or even look for things about work. All this, night after night in an endless circle. Poison for the brain!

It is a time of day that many people enjoy, but we commonly know that this issue contributes to insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Doing this fills us with the consciousness of so much unnecessary information that our brain has to process while we sleep, affecting deep rest. All this negatively influences the dreams, and if you seek to dream lucidly, to use the mobile before sleeping will change you even more. Creates monotonous nights, and little by little, it drains us. It is best, at least some nights, to avoid using the phone before bed.

How much are you willing to give up to check that last tweet right before sleep?

Take advantage of that time to do other appropriate activities. It also applies as soon as you get up. Firstly, it is not necessary to wake up and look at your phone first. It takes time for your consciousness and brain to adjust, and if in the morning, with your eyes still half open, you fill your awareness of stimuli, you will charge your mind from the beginning. You will notice that the days pass slower and it costs you more to complete the days. When you wake up, sometimes you can use that time for a longer shower, or to stay a little longer in bed or to have breakfast more quietly.

Your cell phone can wait. This change will bring more benefits that you can image. And, at the same time, you are reducing a monotony that you had before, every morning and night.

Small changes bring big transformations.

Do not program things that do not need to be programmed.

We live too connected with linear time, and in many ways, this society forces us. We have no choice but to follow that path if we want to function in this crazy society. Without realizing it, sometimes we take this to the extreme. We set a schedule for things like, for example, hanging out with a friend, or going for a walk. Sometimes, you need even to schedule to have sex with your partner. Sadly, it is true that in some cases, it is necessary. We need to “set a schedule” because we are not able to find time to devote to those activities.

Scheduling funny stuff should only be at the beginning. Leisure has more significant effects on us when it is not on a schedule. It does not mean that planning things is wrong. Sometimes it is necessary, but what gives us a more monotonous life is to have such recurring plans. Make plans with your friends for this Thursday, or plan to have dinner with your partner on a Monday night, or even look for any day to spend the morning in the park with your dog… but do not make plans for the next 20 Saturdays with that same person.

The ‘surprise’ or ‘spontaneous’ factor can bring massive benefits.

You do not have to take your partner to dinner every Monday (you can go other days, try new things, go to lunch sometime, etc…) And sure, your dog will enjoy all the visits to the park, because they live in the now and enjoy every moment to the maximum without thinking about tomorrow. For the chores, we have no options, but for leisure… plan as your life unfolds, and reduce monotony.

Powerful meditations and times of silence are crucial.

Today it seems that to remain silent is very difficult in this society. I’m sure that of most of you reading this have some level of connection on this subject. However, the “average Joe” probably does not take this into account. We all spend hours and hours a day in front of screens. Computer, television, tablets, phones.., As time goes, these hours multiply at an alarming pace. There are many “dead times” in the day. We can take advantage of them by letting go. Much better than instead of taking out your phone. Give our brain a rest and remain silent. It sounds like “a lot of bull,” but after a few days, you will notice the differences. Not monotonous is good!

After only a couple of weeks, you will notice the mental, personal, professional, and spiritual benefits. These “dead” times can be used to “listen to your mind” because when the mind relaxes, it is when the best ideas come. Many of these blog entries have happened to me during these times.

Find times of silence and meditation or reflection.

You can take advantage of my previous advice and do them both at the same time. For example, turn off the TV 30 minutes before going to bed. Say goodbye to your phone until the following day. Stay silent for a few minutes, where you are comfortable. But be careful not to fall asleep, receive the benefits of silence. In a short time, you will start to see solutions to your problems, and you will even have many new ideas. I do it almost every night, and I recommend it. Two years later, editing this, I have to say:

It is incredibly worth it.

As you can see, these are just some of the changes you can make to reduce monotonous moments. If you learn to analyze yourself with a critical and sincere eye, you will grow a lot as a person, and those around you will appreciate it.

When was the last time you were more than 20 minutes in complete silence, but enjoying the moment? I have a question for you, improving is always good, but so it is asking 🙂 Let’s leave it for next week! See you next Wednesday!

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