Today I want to examine the old and boring. The old is what is close to us, what we are familiar with. The boring is the everyday activities and people, and they, too, are familiar to us. I want to propose an idea that might sound radical: what is close and everyday can indeed produce the same outcome we seek from going to far-away exotic places. Can this possibly be true?
Let's step back a little. Have we asked ourselves why we feel the need to escape from our current condition physically if we are seeking to improve our outlook mentally? Why go to a distant place when we are still going to pack our old negative mental baggage with us? If we feel the need to escape to a tropical beach to be at peace, can we not do the same by going within ourselves deep inside our mind and be completely serene? Who can disturb us when we are inside the impenetrable protection of our own imagination?
Furthermore, would it relieve our ailment of the feeling of boredom when we have to end our vacation and come back home? Would it not be better to look upon our home as also a place of wonder? Would that be possible with some re-arrangement, turning upside down a bad habit, tendency, or frown -- or gaining a sense of accomplishment in fixing something broken. What you have, therefore, is a place for a permanent vacation if you so choose until you change it again for your next inspiration.
All of the above is within your reach, achievable right where you are and right now in time. If you truly want to avoid the old and boring, would it not make sense that you also want to avoid laxness and pay attention to even the familiar and seemingly little things? Take comfort in your everyday challenges because few things are more thrilling as taking control and thus gaining the diligence and discipline to stick it out and overcoming those challenges. Would that action not be exotic and far away from what you are doing now?