Can an old dog learn new tricks?

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.

― Zelda Fitzgerald

Well, there comes a time in every quarantine I think where we decide that even doing what we enjoy becomes monotonous.

I have been doing most things that I had recommended on my earlier post when this all began. Exercising regularly; even have some challenges set up online, eating properly, reading, playing some games, generally just relaxing and catching up on everything.

Now that we are done day 14 officially (unofficially more like day one million), this routine is starting to bore me. As I am sure it’s boring most of us. The problem with doing these things is that yes, they are good self-maintenance, but they don’t really help you grow and learn much. Has anyone else started to feel a little like they are just being a bit of a vegetable? Like their brain isn’t being used?

I firmly believe that the moment you stop trying to improve yourself, or the moment you think that you don’t need to learn something is the moment you stop growing as a human being. It doesn’t matter what age you are. When I was 25 I figured that I would have it all worked out and figured out by the time I was 30. Now that I’m into my 30’s I’m realizing that there is never really a good reason to stop learning and trying to better yourself.

So, I’ve decided that I need to start learning something. Something a little less boozy than making cocktails and a little nicer on the waistline and the wallet than new and interesting recipes. This should be a good way to break up the day to day rut of the self-maintenance routine that I’ve found myself in now.

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