At some point in time, we all get trapped in our mundane everyday life. We have responsibilities, places we need to go to, people we have to meet, obligations we have to fulfill, and work that needs to get done. We might not want to do all this, yet we have to. It’s part of life and what being a responsible adult is all about.
However, most people are hardwired to be on the constant lookout for new experiences no matter how small they might be. Some people claim that they desire a sense of routine, but doing the same thing over and over again, no matter how comfortable and pressure-free it might be, can also be dangerous.
Psychologists have linked boredom to alcohol use and smoking. Add to this the stress that modern living provides, and you get a dangerous cocktail. So, being able to unwind, and feel some excitement every once in a while, is essential. As human beings, we have to experience a vast array of emotions, especially those that release chemicals in our brain like dopamine and adrenaline that remind us why life is worth living.
Thus, here are a few simple ways that you can create a few positively stimulating moments throughout your week, ones that can thrill you and make you forget about your problems, for at least a little while.
Play the Powerball Lottery
While many believe that playing the lottery is a giant waste of time, given that the probability of landing the correct numbers is very low, that doesn’t mean that if they played it themselves, they wouldn’t find it exciting. Who can resist the exhilaration provided by those few moments when the numbers are read? You wait with bated breath as you find out if you’re a winner or not.
If you play the Powerball lottery, it’s not just when you check the winning numbers that make the whole process engaging, it’s when you pick them out, while you wait for the draw to take place throughout the week, the conversations with friends about what you would do with the prize, and so on. It provides a fantasy, something to do and think about, that can relive your mind of a few worries.
Go to a Sporting Event
This is something you should do once a week. Even if you’re not a sports fan. You should find a sport or even a local team that you can get behind and try to get into supporting them. Visiting the stadium or arena isn’t just about watching athletes compete at a high-level as they do things you cannot, it’s about socializing, being part of a group, engaging in a tribal experience.
You will not only engage in team camaraderie, but you can also network and mingle. Meet new people that you already have something in common with. If all that isn’t enticing enough, well, there are entertaining halftime shows and promotional giveaways. Not to mention the drama that only sports can provide.
Sign Up for a Class
If you have a passion, then what’s better than doing something you love twice a week. If you don’t have a hobby or interest, that’s fine too, you can pick something totally out of left-field that sounds fun and try that. Perhaps you want to learn how to be financially more stable or how to earn extra money. That’s an option as well.
Nowadays, you don’t even have to walk to a physical place to educate yourself, you can just do it online. However, sitting in front of a computer is not the same as being in a room with people that are in the same boat as you, as this is how relationships are formed and interaction helps you better and further develop. Plus, you get to mix in with others and grow together. What’s better than that? Making friends and evolving, both in knowledge and as a person.