Blame hedonic adaptation: the tendency for us to get used to things over time.

Source: What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Routines

One of the things that gnaws at me a little is how much my life has drifted into routine as my illness has become more severe and I spend more time at home. I’ve never liked most routines. Systems, yes. Predictability and sameness, no. To the point where I’ve spent most of my life rearranging the furniture every six months.

I just made a furniture change last week, and I have some ideas for more changes that are bigger. I get fresh flowers maybe once a month or so, and that mixes things up in my sightlines. I’m thinking more about how to mix up my regular activities in the course of the day so I feel less bored.

Are there things you do to mix it up when you get bored?

Signal Boost: What to Do When You’re Bored With Your Routines
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