Being boring is something very subjective and before i reflected on this matter i had this stupid idea that being boring is bad, really bad. Almost like i’m waisting my time doing nothing instead of enjoying a sunny day or engaging on some social life.
For someone who works in a n open space office and deals with the same people every single day, it’s normal if i want to spend some time alone doing my own things. Half my family is into creative activities from playing instruments to handmade crafts and design, i fit on the last two and lately i’ve been focused on letting go of the stress and anxiety cause by my daily routine, i decided i had to take care of myself before i end up depending on meds and coffee to live a “normal life”.
I love staying at home doing some crochet or painting (this one is recent), reading and writing (though i’m far from being a writer). If none of the mentioned satisfy me then i’ll just enjoy a wall around the city or a park. Don’t think of me as lone person because i do have a social life and meet my friends occasionally, it’s just that i’ve put others first and now it’s my turn to myself first.
I just don't really care, why would i? If this is being boring i love it. I love my routine, i have this satisfaction in writing down checklists and i even bought a checklist notepad from Muji. For me, an organised routine means less drama with the commute schedule so i can focus on enjoy a good reading or when i leave work i already know what to do on my way back home. Ooooor... i have time to wonder about future projects, ideas or solving problems i might have at the moment. I'll be able to think through calm and wisely, don't you think?
Now, routine may sound so monotonous but i stopped being so spontaneous just because, besides spontaneity belongs to internet trends and in life if i want to break the routine i take a moment to think of something that would satisfy me. It can be a walk in the park, ride a bike, go wall climbing or call a friend and have a last minute brunch or whatever. Just do something you like!
But please, please don’t judge people for their amount of social life, it doesn’t work that way. Everyone lives their own life the way they think it’s best and we all should focus on that. Look at me! I love to crochet stuffed toys, collect interesting articles from the web (handmade, crafts, literature), sketch some design ideas i keep to myself (maybe one day i’ll share them), photography adventures and recently started recycling cans and jars.
Why don’t you do the same? Grab some ideas and experiment, it’s therapeutical and creative and these days everyone needs a bit of it don’t you think?