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Why we need to keep life interesting

Updated: Feb 24

Welcome to part 11 of our blog series on the benefits of new experiences. If you missed the other posts you can find them here.

How many of you can say your life is interesting? It's easy to wonder what happened. We can lose that as we get older. Have you taken notice that as time goes on life tends to get dull and monotonous? That's because we fall into the same routine. Work, come home make dinner, do chores watch some TV, go to bed, get up, and do it all over again. Even that sentence is enough to put me to sleep. When we are stuck in the daily grind we don't see the big picture. Our lives become monotonous because we aren't challenging ourselves anymore.

Did you know if you find yourself bored a lot it means that you are needing new, different, and better things in your life? Your mind is sleeping. Everything has become so mundane and routine you don't need to think anymore. No wonder you are bored!

But hang on! It seems that at a young age, we have been taught to be passive observers. We go to school, when we do well they shuffle us to the next grade until our school career is over. Then we go to work. We try to do well and just sit and wait. Wait for the promotion that may or may not ever come. This has been ingrained in us for all our lives. This is what tends to push us into that dull and monotonous routine. I'm going to let you in on a secret. There is no rule that says this is how we have to spend our lives. We can choose to do whatever we want. So think about what sparks your interest.

Spoiler alert!! New experiences are the perfect thing to help keep things interesting! For people who aren't subscribers to our box, I'm going to quickly list the different experiences we sent out in 2022.

  1. February Love Yourself Box Learning how to meditate and basic yoga.

  2. March Bees Box Learning about bees, products that we use that come from their byproducts, and how to help save the bees

  3. April Earth Day Box Trying earth-friendly products, learning how to make eco-friendly cleaning products, and being kind to the environment.

  4. May Dish Garden Box Learning how to make a dish garden from basic items and succulents

  5. June Picnic Box Items and recipes to go on a picnic. What better way to enjoy nature and the company of friends or just yourself?

  6. July Farmer's Market Box Making the farmer's market an experience. Items you take with you and a cookbook to make the most of the products you bring home.

  7. August Spa Day Box This particular spa day focused on the perfect items for a relaxing bath.

  8. September Apple Picking Box Jute bags, baseball hats, and even spices and a cookbook to make this the perfect experience

  9. October Pumpkin Carving Box Carving items, Halloween items, even a slushie mix and a spice mix for your pumpkin seeds to make this fun for all

  10. November S'moresgiving Box S'more sticks, S'mores spice, beanies, and Mexican hot chocolate are the perfect way to hang with friends.

  11. December Christmas Cookie Decorating Everything you need to make sugar cookies and decorate them by learning how to pipe using royal icing.

All of these boxes are something new and fun to add to your regime to make life more fun and interesting. In fact, a lot of these things can be done multiple times. The best part is you probably learned a new skill during the year and made some great memories. As long as we make sure we shake things up in our routine, make sure we make precious time for ourselves to enjoy things, and keep learning along the way who knows where life can take you? Sometimes it's that one little thing that will shift your path somewhere else. Let's stop being passive observers and waiting for things to happen. Let's take that step out of our comfort zone a little bit and feel the excitement of where life can take us.

Simple Joy Box is a curated subscription box designed to help you embrace the art of a slow-living lifestyle one month at a time. We take the guesswork out of finding your new hobby by introducing new creative habits that allow for more self-expression and create more simple pleasures in your day-to-day life. If you are ready to start your slow-living lifestyle, visit our website to learn more about us, and join our email list to stay up to date on our blogs.

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