How to Change Your Life After Doing the Same Thing for So Long

For some people, life can be boring and tiresome. They feel that they need to spice up their lives. If this sounds like you, please read on!

Steps

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    Make a list of as many hobbies, games, activities, occupations, bodies of knowledge, talents, skills, and events that you can think of. The world is full of them, so it won't be hard to think of more than just one. If your mind keeps going blank, look at the things below for some inspiration. When you have your list, pick three to five of these which you could accomplish within a week. Pick another five which you could accomplish in three months. Now pick another three to five things which could take a year to achieve. This will give you a good start. Make sure that you give yourself a tangible schedule to achieve each goal. If at first you don't succeed, reschedule or decide to try a different goal for a while.
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    Get an occupation or hobby. If you already have one, try something new that you might not have considered before. Things like writing, dancing, or acting are all good examples. Joining a sports team or club is also a great way to have a good time and meet new people.
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    Put yourself out there become interested in other peoples hobbies. Ask them questions.
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    Look for the most boring thing you waste your time on and replace it with something new that you always wanted to be able to do. Never mind whether you're any good at it. Most things, especially creative activities, you get better at it with practice. Don't get scared to learn unless you have a physical reason you'd never succeed at it.
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    Try something new at your scale, with beginner classes, projects and activities rather than expecting brilliant professional results the first time you try. If you do any better than Totally Hopeless you're way ahead and probably talented. If your start is Totally Hopeless, study it online or with people who already do it well and see how well your next attempt goes.
    • Celebrate even minor successes in the new activity. Don't pay too much attention to failures, it's more important to pay attention to the successes in Trial and Error. That's how people learn. That's why artists start with sketchbooks and practice paper.
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    If you're not a sporty person, try learning an instrument or even a new language. You'll meet new friends with similar interests and have something interesting to talk to people about.
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    Become a more passionate and charismatic person. Go out and learn about various different subjects. Read books or watch films and see what kind of things interest you. Dedicate yourself to something you care about and learn as much about that thing as you can. Get out there and try something new.
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    Work with other people, volunteer at a charity,help out in the community. Whatever you do, it will make an impact.
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    Think back: "When was the last time in my life I was actually happy?" This can help lead you to things which you may have forgotten you could do, but where there all along.
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    Talk to people that you wouldn't normally talk to. Be outgoing and social, and make new friends.
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    Socialize and make conversation with new people. If you and your friends are going to the movies or out somewhere, ask other people to tag along. The more the merrier!
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    Re-arrange your usual schedule. If you do things at the same time every day, just move them about a bit.
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    Start an interesting and rewarding project. Get a part time job or a completely different wardrobe or hairstyle. Make a movie, or start a blog or a website. There are so many things to do!
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    If you're fond of writing, then you can write some articles, maybe even on wiki How! You can even maybe try a hand with writing some poems or any other intellectual hobbies.
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    Do what you always wanted to do and try to do as many new things as possible. Don't know how to play a really cool sport that you love to watch? Try it out. Find someone and find time to teach, play and practice with you. It's always good to try new things at your comfortable rate.
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    Change your diet. New food, new you.
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    Hang out with other people. If you feel like your life is boring, it might have something to do with the crowd you are hanging around. Don't just forget your old friends, but branch out a little. You'll be glad you did!
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    Get wild. Spice up your life by going to exotic places, cultivating amazing plants, raising an odd and quirky animal. Just let your imagination explode, and you'll live a more exciting and rewarding life!
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    Look fear in the eye. Know by this, I don't mean jump off a building without a parachute, but do the things you're kind of nervous doing. Like for example; talk to a girl or boy, dance, try to crack a joke, or even stand up for someone else! Don't be a "hermit crab"; get out there! Who knows, it could get you friends. Just don't be stupid.
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    Make the right choices. Are you happy doing with what you do, or with your friends? Maybe it's not the right thing. You can experiment with different things to see if anything brings you more joy. Go with a friend to a concert, or a movie if they ask you. But don't do crimes, they're always wrong!!
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    Put yourself out there! If you are lonely, then put yourself on the market for a new friend or group. Be interesting, while doing the things you love, try doing it differently. Life is good, especially with friends. Don't forget romance either. If he/she is solo, then try charming him/her with your traits. Life is good when you get noticed, and get friends.
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    Look on the positive side of things! If you're going to a boring place, look on the bright side. If you're going shopping, and you don't like to shop, look at "the bright side" - at least you have food to eat.
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    Change. Sometimes you just need a healthy change to break the monotony. Dying your hair, or throwing a party (with parents permission), or taking a holiday, or trying a new hobby are great ways to do this.
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    Start to flirt with girls/guys. It's a fun thing to do that gets you noticed, and girls/boys love it when you return the favor!
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    Sometimes it's good to be spontaneous! Talk to the person in front of you in the grocery line or introduce yourself to the jogger in the street. You never know what might become of it!
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    Do something you have never done before. It's good to try new things! You can even make a new hobby out of it. Maybe something your friends/family does that you haven't. And if you don't like it, no harm done. You'll probably end up making new friends if you stick with it.
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    Keep a diary. It's a great idea to scribble down your thoughts from time to time! You don't have to write inside it everyday, just whenever you feel like it. One day you'll be able to look back on the things you wrote...
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    If you don't know how to start you can invite your friends to sleep over but firstly you have to ask your parents about it! Hope your life is going to turn interesting and nice! Wish you the best in your trying!
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    Don't try to change your image to be accepted into a club or sport!
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    Make a bucket list! Try to actually do the things you write down to. Remember, you only live once! Make the most of your time while you can!
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    Join a class. For example, if you are interested in dance then join a dance class and improve your dancing skills.
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    Hang out with friends! It's always very interesting to be out with friends.
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    Give yourself a total make-over! Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun because if you didn't like the way you were before, then odds are you will like something new. I wouldn't go overboard for example, going into a goth look if your naturally a preppy person etc. Go brunette or blonde. Maybe get a super curly perm or go for a pin straight look, or let your hair out naturally if you hadn't before.
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    Remember to be yourself and stay true to yourself. There is nothing worse than a hypocrite.
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    Do something for a cause. Support a charity like the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), it'll make you feel good.
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    And lastly, your love life. If you are single and you have a crush on someone take a risk and ask them out. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, take it to the next level.
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    Go outside more, the more you spend outside the more people you will meet, the more you meet the more likely you get more friends to share your hobbies with
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    If you are single, start to talk more with girls/guys, as mentioned before.
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    Get out of that shell and go out and talk to different people, you might even like to travel around a country for a certain period of time?
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    Step out of your comfort zone, do something different, think of something you've always wanted to do and just do it, like a holiday or an activity.
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    Build something! Building can be very fun if you like it. Try going out and buying some legos or wood if you don't think legos are "age appropriate".
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    Try to do what THEY like. If it's a boy, start acting like a tom-boy (zombies, shooting, etc.) or if it's a girl start acting A LITTLE girly to try to find something you have in common! Find ways your interests and theirs may overlap. If you two like the same things, they'll think your life is more interesting. "A little girly" could mean adding a hair ribbon or reading a book she loved. "A little tomboyish" could mean finding a videogame with more gender-friendly characters to share with your brother or boyfriend. Look for things neither of you have tried that might be fun, especially if they involve doing something rather than just consuming stuff.
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    This is true for guys too. You don't need to be nailed to one small group's idea of masculinity. The more you stretch to explore things gals like, the more likely you'll find your life richer by more female friends and more chances at a genuinely interesting girlfriend. There are worse ways to spend a Saturday morning than hanging around in a kitchen cooking something tasty with a woman - and if you do learn, you not only get to eat it but you'll eat better living on your own.
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    Let the other one do what they want to do, don't suggest things.(good ex. "What do you wanna do? :I don't know: Let's play Monopoly! Sure! Bad ex. Let's play Candy Land! Always let THEM decide what to do.
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    Do something risky or try something interesting, and dangerous, like BMX, or something crazy, like sky diving or fire breathing! (WITH SUPERVISION)
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    If all else fails make a list of 5 things you have always wanted to do (e.g. walk up Mount Snow-don) and each 6 months you have to go down the list and do these things, no excuses!
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    Be different! Do your own thing! Get attention and be the life of the party. (NO DRUGS OR DRINKING!) Where ever you go. Feel free, but not too free! And don't be annoying or insulting while you do it. Be friendly and nice. And try not to be loud. Then you'll just be some weird goof. And make sure you don't hurt yourself!
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    Live everyday like a day you want to remember it. Saying that seems impossible, how can you actually remember everyday of your life? But to have an interesting life, you have to do interesting things and be interesting, after all, we only have one life. Remember to laugh even when everything seems to be going wrong, all you can really do is laugh it off, calm down and don't get too overwhelmed by the moment because it will pass.
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    Life is not a bed of roses like people usually say. There are more days when we are stressed than days when we are actually relaxed and have everything we need. So changing your life is never going to happen overnight no matter how bad we want it to. So realistically, I could tell you get a hobby, play a new instrument, learn a language but everybody knows that all that is far fetched because yes, you would like to do all those but your daily routine would most likely always be your daily routine because that's your survival mode, you don't eat if you don't work, you don't get your degree or diploma if you don't go to school. So what is being said is that all of the new and exciting thing being discussed, is for you to make a gradual adjustment in your life. If you really want to learn a new language or play a new instrument, put your deadline for 6-8months not 2weeks. That gives you process to adjusting to the change and it lets you enjoy and embrace the change to fit your already set lifestyle.
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    You want change to occur in your life? You have to pick what you want to change and keep it slow and steady. Be consistent, that is the only way to see results that you seek. Any change that occurs fast or overnight never lasts because it took you your lifetime to get to that point, so how will it take you overnight to make a change?
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    After all, have fun! Even if there is nobody around. For example listen to music and dance the way nobody has danced ever before, sing in the shower as loud as possible, write your funny memories, watch movies, cook and whatever you love to do or it's fun to you.

Tips

  • Take the "Yes Man" ideals and apply some to your life.
  • Think of happiness as a journey instead of a destination. Do what you can with what you have and where you are!
  • Forget about the things you did bad in the past, the future's still ahead.
  • When given an opportunity, take it.
  • Be yourself! Don't force yourself to like things you don't! This is to make YOU feel better, not anyone else
  • Don't pray over what you have done in the past and play it over and over in your head. It just makes you feel worse.
  • Live your life to the fullest and without regrets.
  • Go out to places where u can connect with other people who like the same things you like.
  • Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • Have more fun! Go out with people that make you feel comfortable.
  • Have fun and go places.
  • Look at people around you. On television, in magazines, on buses, trains, at work, university, school. If they are doing something you like, make note of it and try to do it in your own way. If they are doing something you don't like, think of why you didn't like it and avoid it!
  • Live compassionately but always keep your dignity and integrity in the process.
  • Be yourself, but try to be more daring.
  • When was the last time you did something just for fun?
  • Put yourself out there take interest in someone else
  • If you mess up, its okay. Its not the end of the world. Just fix it and laugh about it later!
  • Always be prepared to try something new
  • Surprise yourself.
  • Whenever you are making a to-do list add something fun to the list that you think you will enjoy.
  • Always look at the brighter side of life even if you find it hard to survive for sometimes- relax,there's always the right time for everything.
    • Try new things! Water rafting? Bungee jumping?

Warnings

  • Remember to be yourself!
  • Don't be stupid - if it seems too dangerous, like jumping off a cliff, don't attempt it.
  • Don't lie and say things that didn't really happen.
  • Don't do things that make you uncomfortable. Just because you want to make your life a little more fun, doesn't mean you have to get wasted every weekend.
  • If you are know for a certain thing(ex. football), you will be judged for doing something different(ex. singing and dancing). Be strong, ignore the nay-sayers, and do it for yourself
  • This is not about changing your life, it's about spicing it up, and experience more exciting things. Don't feel bad about failure. Don't lose your confidence, and keep on trying for whatever that may happen in your life.
    • Don't be 'Different' or the 'life of the party' at inappropriate places. You'll know when to be like that and when not too.
  • Remember to stay true,have fun,and be yourself. Think something u would never do because it is embarrassing and do it. It screws up your routine when you need something new
  • Don't bother yourself to change.

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