A while ago on some post where I wrote about something exciting, someone left me a funny comment. Since I can’t remember what post I can’t find the comment but it was something about how my life was never boring. I found it funny because my life is usually quite boring.
Small Boring Stuff Moves You Toward BIG Goals
Sure, when I do something I do it big. I’m moving across the world in a few months. I’m trying to lose 100 pounds. I’m trying to change my life in big ways. I have been changing my life in big ways. But for the most part the day to day stuff is incredibly boring.
Take today for instance. I woke up and ate a yummy breakfast thanks to my mom cooking me a pancake. Shower, get ready, all to work at home. I spent an hour fighting with the terrible internet and ended up not being able to fix it. I spent a couple hours writing and editing (I’m trying to be a real writer who gets paid and everything! Hire me!). Then I spent some time cleaning and organizing since I couldn’t get online. Really, really exciting, right?
Now I’m about to make lunch and then head to the public library so I can post about how boring my life is. Go ahead and laugh now, because it’s funny. It really is.
Most days are like this. I either work from my house or from the library. Sometimes I will take a walk at the park or take my scooter for a spin. I cook dinner for my mom and myself. I exercise at night, because that’s my favorite time to do it. For the most part I just work every day on making my goals become reality. I don’t do anything super exciting. Considering how boring I am I wonder why anyone reads my blog. You must all just be waiting around for something big to happen. ;)
The thing is, the day to day stuff is almost boring when you are working toward something big. There is a lot of boring, repetitive work that seems to get you nowhere but is just what you have to do to build a foundation and inch yourself closer to your goals.
Being Boring Is A Good Thing For Weight Loss
Being “boring” can be an especially good thing when you are trying to lose weight.
When you are working toward losing weight you will have to do the eat right/exercise stuff every day. Sometimes it gets boring. It gets tedious. Eating the same things daily can save you time and preparation work because you know they are healthy and have the right caloric amounts already. Doing the same workout daily can help because you know you need to do the cardio so just doing it makes it easy.
It gets hard to see the big picture when you have a big goal but only lose a little per week. It can be frustrating and it can make you want to quit if you don’t like when things get “boring.”
I’m not a huge fan of the tedious, repetitive, boring actions but I’ve accepted that sometimes my days and actions will feel boring. I try my best to make things exciting by cooking new foods and trying new workouts. I might not be able to do something hugely exciting every day but I can do something new each day. But overall? Being boring and doing the same things over again are what will get you results.
I know that the boring day and actions are helping me get where I want to be. I know that sometimes you have to sacrifice the instant satisfaction for something better in the end.
What about you? Are you boring like me?