Monotony is something we all contend with. The days and nights all feel the same, with the exception of a few unexpected diversions (both pleasant and unpleasant).
Following the same routine bores the mind and numbs the heart. So we try to break the routine and search for excitement wherever we can find it. We obsess over social media updates, or dream of an exotic vacation, or fantasize about winning the lottery … and all the things we can do.
But it doesn’t have to be the case. We don’t need to run away from our lives.
Instead of looking for the excitement in some abstract experience that may feel out of reach, why not look for the wonder and often ignored aspects of routine?
Life is full of surprises as it is—if we start to look at it differently. When we open up and see what life has to offer in this moment, the mundane can become something extraordinary.
This is not about finding a deeper meaning. It’s about waking up.