Dear Dylan: Life is amazing and there is so much to see & do, so I get it. Most days my walk is on the same boring route. I just try to find pleasure in the routine and excitement in the small things (squirrels!). And then sometimes, I get to go to new exciting places and then I go crazy and fill up my need for adventure for a while. Lv/Mishu
The Inside Story
The truth is, Mishu doesn’t always get exciting walks. Most days, it’s one of the same 3 routes around the neighborhood. Since a walk is supposed to be the highlight of a dog’s day, we think that is pretty comparable to being bored at work.
Let’s face it, a new job is always exciting (and sometimes stressful). But once you get used to the work, boredom can set in. Especially for people who are high energy and crave constant excitement.
So what can you do about being bored at work if you’re an adventurer who gets excited by the new and the different?
Well, for one, try to find pleasure in the routine. Have a favorite snack you eat at a certain time daily. Plan a routine for your lunch hour. A morning routine for getting ready for work.
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Next, try to find the excitement in the routine. Mishu’s always on the lookout for her favorite excitement – squirrels. On her walks, she’s scanning the trees and the ground for something, anything, to spice things up.
You can do the same — look for new projects and take initiative. Learning and trying something new will definitely fulfill your need for excitement.
Last, plan those outside work adventures. You’ve got two days every weekend — make the most of them by planning hikes, mountain climbing, travel, new friends, new restaurants, or whatever makes you feel great. And don’t fall into the trap of just working and going home — even if you’re tired, when you try something new outside of work, you’ll definitely feel less bored at work!