So . . . I search for something else to do. There are about a million other things I should be doing but for some reason I don’t want to pick up a single one of them. I feel like this happens all the time but in different ways to different people .
You know those friends who never commit or are quick to bounce off to the next new and exciting person, place, or thing? It’s so frustrating!! Then I realized this morning — while I may not be doing that to a friend I am doing it when it comes to my daily life and responsibility.
Upon further reflection I think of how easy this is to do with my own prayer life. It is easy to get bored saying the same prayers over again.
Why do we get so sick of our constant routines? I believe it’s our daily outlook. If we look at each day as a new day with new experiences and blessings then how we interact throughout our day will be different from the last. I may see and talk to the same people, but my attitude can change my outlook. If I put myself fully into each situation then I experience people in new ways, I ask new questions, and I think of new things.
Attempting to change the outlook:
Every day is a new day with new blessings — even if we go through the same thing whether it’s another day of school or working nine to five. Commit and put yourself fully into everything you do. If we keep going through the motions of life we’re going to get bored and look for new things.
Talk to people with passion and interest.
Pray as if you never said the prayer before.
“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17