Day 788: I Get Bored

It’s both my fortune and woe that I easily get bored. Definitely, becoming tired of things too quickly does not help build much persistence. And persistence is one of those character traits that are required to succeed in life. I have worked on my persistence, I have tried to feed my enthusiasm that usually comes in waves. It’s funny how I can be addicted to something and a few months later forget it completely. For instance, I still remember the days when I was eager to wake up in the morning just to play SimCity 2 on my phone. Come one, in secret, I even checked the game in the middle of the night when I went to the toilet. I walked with the phone in my hand on the street, playing. That was sick. Now, I couldn’t care less about the game. There was another period of intense gaming with Unmatched Air Traffic Control, mainly during the period when I was certain I would become an ATC myself. After I failed the Feast II test, I basically stopped playing the game. From my earlier life, I could bring numerous examples of many evenings and nights that I spent with The Sims…

Anyway, I can become obsessed with different things, mostly games… But there are other things too. Sometimes I get attached to an idea. It seems to be the best one ever. I think about it feverishly. I make all kinds of plans. And then wake up the next morning with zero interest. Will I get anywhere if I get bored so easily? If I always need new stimuli just to get up in the morning?

Why is it good to become bored easily? You craft your own adventures. You seek the thrills. You actively work with the goal to make your life interesting. Who else should do it? No one. It’s your life, your job to enjoy it. I am always on the lookout for new exciting things. I love to run on new paths. I love to redecorate (haven’t done this for a long time, maybe I should?). I love travelling. I love going through my clothes just to rediscover items that I haven’t worn for years. New is the forgotten old – Estonian proverb. Ah, just give me new things, new destinations, new experiences! Sounds like someone addicted to consumerism? Well, like I said I do love rediscovering my old stuff. Rearranging things. Most of my clothes are bought second hand. Good for the environment and for my wallet too.

It seems that I am often moving in circles. Returning to the old. Rediscovering. The same is true with relationships. The people who surround me have changed. But I keep going back to my old friends too. I simply need different people at different times. The fact that every week I spend time with people from my running group (usually, it’s a training session) doesn’t mean that I no longer talk to those people who aren’t runners. I do. They are still interesting. I can talk about other things with them.

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Received an invitation for yet another job. These seem to be coming for every direction… this week. I went to the hairdresser’s on Wednesday and read my yearly horoscope for 2019. Nowhere else would I get hold of such a magazine anyway. It did say that my career might get a huge push and there will be offers. Suits me. As long as some of them really help me to grow as a person. In addition, I completed some small translations. I know I’ve said over and over again that I’m done with them. But it’s another company, one that actually pays normal fees for the work I do.

2. Write AND publish a book.

Spent 5 Pomodoros (25 minutes each) on rewriting my MA novel. Occasionally, I’m not sure I like it but I am certain it can be made better. It will possibly need another rewrite but first I have to get through with this one. 5 Pomodoros is a lot, by the way! Wonderful how I could motivate myself like this.

3. Win a major race.

A good group workout at the indoor arena. Running drills and speedwork. Finally, my trainer said that my technique has improved. Yes! All the indoor workouts have eventually paid off. I also informed him of my plans to run a marathon on the 7th of April. Soon, hard training will commence!

Photo of the Day

Morning at the train station.
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