Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I Feel a Change Comin' On

I don't know what is wrong with me. You all know how much I've got going on in my life -- I'm busy every minute of every day with something. I don't have a lot of time to sit around. And yet, for some reason, I'm really bored.

Is it the routineness of every day? Do I need to quit something or start something or dye my hair purple or put decals on my fingernails? Why is it that no matter how much laundry I do, it's never done? Day after day after day of laundry. And it's pretty boring laundry, too -- our clothes just aren't that exciting.

As I look at my life and evaluate it, I feel like I'm doing everything I should. I don't think I'm leaving out anything horribly important and I don't feel like I should quit what I do have going on. But if I'm doing what I'm supposed to, why am I so bored?

Can you be bored and be doing the right thing at the same time?

Isn't rightness more . . . exciting?

10 comments:

Karlene said...

I vote for you to dye your hair. I think a hot pink stripe down the front would be good. In fact, I dare you. If you do it, I will too. Maybe. Go ahead and do yours and then I'll let you know...

Jen said...

Doing laundry is like shoveling snow in a blizzard. Doing housework with small children is like stringing beads with no knot on the end. Give up now.

I hate when I'm in a funk like that!

I vote for you to go out & buy some new clothes so your laundry will be more exciting, lol.

Stephanie said...

I always tell my kids that being bored is good once in awhile because it makes them use their heads and come up with something interesting and unusual to do. Not that unusual is always good, even for us grown-ups.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

That's when it's time for a night out with the girls, which we have planned . Trust me, that change everything. And Karlene's right -- I'd love to see you with hot pink stripe on both of you when you show up at my house. Now THAT would be something to talk about.

Seriously, I generally go get a manicure, pedicure, have highlights and lowlights put in my hair or something like that when I'm bored, which is not very often. Much to the dismay of my sister-in-law who believes my toes must be in pristine condition at all times. Hey, I lose track of stuff like that with life going on and all.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Doing the same old thing, the same old way does get boring--even though it's the right thing to do, and often unavoidable--like cleaning the loo.

Try changing the way you do things. Put on your favorite perfume when tackling yucky loo cleaning jobs. Or play your favorite CD while preparing a meal. Or stand on one leg while cleaning your teeth.

Even finding a new kitchen tip can brighten your day. See my tip blogs--hint, hint :-)

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

You know, it's hard for me to respond to this because I don't remember being "bored." Not for a long time, anyway. I do really, really hate laundry and other housework, though. A friend of mine once described laundry as sucking the life out us, and I think that's true. However, even when I'm doing all those life-sucking things, I'm still thinking about my characters and wondering how I'm going to get them from point A to point B. No, bored isn't my problem. My problem is learning to relax and just enjoy the moment.
I hope you figure out how to solve boredom, though, because then I'll know where to go if it does strike me.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Okay, so, to combine all these comments to come up with the perfect answer:

I'll dye my hair pink, go clothes shopping, try to be grateful for the fact that I'm bored, go hang with Candace and stand on one foot, and I'll think about my characters while doing it. Hmmm... that does sound like a lot of fun!! I do believe I shall! :)

At the very least, I do need a haircut.

Belladonna said...

Believe it or not, there's some credible evidence that boredom is directly related to low oxygen levels. DEEP BREATHING combined with mild stretching in intervals early morning, mid day and evening usually knocks it out. And if not, what the heck have you got to lose? It's free and good for your blood chemistry.

Becky said...

Hmm. You ask an interesting question Tristi. Shouldn't right be more exciting? I'm guessing if it were, not so many of us would do wrong :)

Hope your boring life stays just boring enough to keep you from worrying over something.

Becky said...

But .... I wonder what you'd look like with purple hair and decals on your nails? Let me know :)

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