For those of you that have picked up a copy of my book, The Big Picture, you might be very familiar with what BTP is (I encourage you to read on anyway), but for those of you that haven't (ahem),
BTP stands for, Boredom Tipping Point
Here's how you how to give your BTP a little TLC
You know, so you don't end up miserable, unhappy and burnt out.
Now, you know I am a huge fan of Variety. It IS the spice of life after all. There is nothing worse than being bored with exercise, food, life, relationships... you name it. If you have been experiencing a sense of boredom in any of these areas, your Uncle Tony is here to help.
Remember when you were a kid and you did cool things just for fun? Everything was a hobby then, and you enjoyed doing it. It didn't feel like work, or something you HAD to do, it was something you enjoyed. Well, it's time to bring that feeling back and squash that BTP before it sets in too deeply.
There are tons of people out there who don't have hobbies outside of their family, work, and responsibilities of life anymore. It always amazes me when I ask people what they do for fun, and they stare at me blankly, or tell me they have no time for fun. What? No time for fun?? There is nothing more ludicrous than that statement right there. Life is meant to be fun, otherwise what the heck are we doing here?
If you have let yourself become too responsible, and you are not actively tapping into the joyful, playful part of yourself, then you are not honoring your true self, and I'm sure you're just not any fun to be around (kidding, only half way, really.)
So, I want you to think for a moment, what are those things that you used to love to do as a kid?
What are some things you might like to do now?
What are some things you thought about doing, but haven't because they seem too silly or out of reach?
Make a list of things that seem fun to you.
Ask your friends what they do for fun. Start to look at local meet up groups in your area to see what peaks your interest. Ping Pong club. Great. Scrap booking. Awesome. Cycling. Even Better.
There are fun things happening all around you, you just forgot to participate. Now, when that list is done, choose one or two of those things and pencil them into your, oh-so-busy, I-don't-have-time-for-fun schedule and DO THEM, this week.
No ifs, ands or buts about it!
I promise that the more fun you start having, the more people will want to be around you, the happier you will feel and the more you will be motivated to complete other not-so-fun responsibilities in your life. You will be filling your own cup, and when our own cup is full, we have enough to give to others.
So kick that BTP in the butt with a little TLC for yourself and see what unfolds.