Do you remember how exciting it was the first time you rode your bike or drove a car? How about your first kiss or your first day at school?
Now, compare that to your daily drive into work or your 1000th day at school. Why are you no longer excited? We are excited by things that are novel and new. When we’ve done something over and over again, we get bored and stop seeing it as a new experience.
This is also why we keep on seeking new things, we get a lot of energy from newness.
Seeking new adventures is great as it expands your horizons, calls you to grow outside of your comfort zone, etc. However, it is not realistic to seek newness all the time. For example, you can’t keep finding a new job every day or you might not want to find a new partner every day. So, what can you do?
You can find newness in the way you see your day to day. Here are some ways to see something as new again:
Make your experience new to get your excited once again. When you stop seeing the newness, you started seeing people as a concept. You must experienced an experience as novel to gain the energy from it. When everything becomes a procedure, a chore, a task, etc. there is no more novelty.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.