Anonymous said: what to do when your life lacks excitement?
plan a trip to the very last detail. obsess over a new tv show. plan/cook a dessert/meal. make plans with an old friend. make plans with a brand new friend. dance/sing in an empty apartment. read a really great book. buy concert tickets. try some new trendy exercise class. go for walks in places you aren’t very familiar with. go christmas shopping. write letters and send packages to friends/family far away (they will usually send one back!!). invest in really great tea or hot chocolate. do stereotypical seasonal things (leave jumping, snow fort building, puddle splashing, sun bathing). find and buy something that fits you really, really well. wear it. invest in great lipstick. keep yourself busy. plan elaborate movie nights. have sleepovers. take the bus. learn new things. join clubs. take a road trip. make really great playlists and share them with people. volunteer. plan your future (not in a scary way but in a way that gives you an idea of where you’re going and the opportunities you can take advantage of). look into exchange programs. do 30 day exercise/writing/habit/personal challenges. make plans to get up early and watch the sun rise with a really great breakfast. make plans to watch the sunset or watch meteors. redecorate your room/house. let go of things that are dragging you down (people, memories, possessions) and make room for new things. listen to really great instrumental music at four a.m., watch really great ted talks at four a.m., have really great conversations at four a.m. (basically four a.m. is the best time to absorb anything), wear mittens, play with a dog, pack yourself snacks/lunches, go on dates, kiss people, have someone teach you guitar, sing in cars really loudly, act like a tourist and do all the touristy things where you live, splurge and buy the haagen dazs, make bucket lists, do kid things (make forts, play hide and seek, etc.), go swimming, identify the one thing you want most and realize that you can make that happen, make it happen, plan surprise birthday parties, make something for someone for no reason other than you care about them, start putting spare change in a jar. save up for something you never thought you could afford. push yourself to do things very different from your work/school schedule. learn more about celebrities or people you know that you admire, make decisions and commit to them 100%, make real plans to meet someone you know online, give yourself spa days, go to lectures your college puts on, go to sporting events.
that version of yourself that you have in your head? that ideal you? the one that is really passionate about certain things, confident, healthy, artistic, energetic or whatever adjectives you want to be described as? make that person a reality. do the things that make you the most you.