I have been working for 9 hours a day for 5 days a week for almost the past 7 years.
After 9 or sometimes more hours of slogging at work , when I reach back home, the household chores embrace me with open arms.
As for the remaining two days of the week, Saturdays are spent cleaning and partying while Sundays are reserved for lazying around. Does this sound similar to you?
If I’m not wrong, most of our lives revolve more or less a similar routine.
There have been times when I get so caught up in this same routine, I stopped paying attention to myself. Then came a day when I realised that I’m not following any of my hobbies lately. This served as no less than an awakening for me.
Lets face it, we depend on our jobs for so much, it is an important part of our life. We cannot let go of it just because we get tired of the routine. So instead why not try something that makes everyday exciting, worthwhile.
I decided to do something that satiates my restless soul, that calms my chaotic mind after a tiring day, something that doesn’t let boredom seep into my life.
Embarking on the process of finding what interests me, I kept stumbling upon my childhood love, reading. I remembered how books used to transport me to an entirely different world. One moment I would be on a couch or the bed, and the next moment I would be in a remote village in Afghanistan, or having butterbeer in a dingy Hogsmeade pub, and places I have lost count of.
So I adopted that hobby back. I went back into reading before sleep. I have observed how this has changed me. Reading gave me a whole new perspective, I feel so calm, composed and hence mature. I finally feel relaxed .
I have to admit I tried various other ways to break the monotony , like painting, creating DIY stuff; my room is filled with painted bottles as I see right now. Heck, I even coloured my hair red to see a change. No matter how much I loved these creative activities, reading is what came to my rescue. Books helped me break the monotony unlike anything else.
What is your take in breaking the monotony? Do comment and let me know !