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5 Signs That Your Life Is Boring

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5 Signs You Are Living A Boring Life and Quick and Easy Solutions to Spice It Back Up

Has your life become mundane and, simply put, boring? If you're reading this article, you probably feel you are living a life without passion or purpose. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a virtual staffer, whether you have found yourself newly single or just in a life rut, you're not alone. We've all been in that place at one time or another where we feel there must be more to life. It's okay. You simply need a little push to get back on track to feeling alive.

People around the world have become accustomed to living in little bubbles we call "home." Within these bubbles, there is little interaction with the outside world. There's no longer a need to leave our safe havens for much of anything. And with gas prices continually rising, Americans have become even less inclined to hop in the car for a little fun out on the town.

Below are the five signs that you are in fact living a boring life, and some simple ways to get you out of the rut to begin living a life that's worth talking about.

1. Your idea of a night on the town is running to the store for a rental video.

If your Friday night is spent on a sofa with cheesy pizza and fuzzy socks, it's time to get out!

If your Friday night is spent on a sofa with cheesy pizza and fuzzy socks, it's time to get out!

Don't get me wrong. I love a quiet night snuggled on the couch with a great flick, a cheesy pizza, and some warm fuzzy socks. But if you're home week after week without an actual night out with friends or a loved one, it's time to get up, get dressed, and check out what you've been missing. Life will breeze right by you if you take it for granted! So put on your sassiest jeans, throw on a bit of lipstick, and make a date with a friend. If you're single, wearing the jeans and lipstick will make you feel confident, and men (and women) feel confident energy from a mile away!

Solution: Every two weeks, schedule a day or night to get out into the world and do something fun. Check out CitySearch or another local website for events in your area!

2. Laughter seems like a thing of the past.

If it feels weird to smile and you often find yourself the only one not laughing, find an old friend and watch a funny movie together.

If it feels weird to smile and you often find yourself the only one not laughing, find an old friend and watch a funny movie together.

If you're in a place where not much can get a rise out of you, it's time to exercise that laugh muscle and get happy! While it is normally considered cliché that "laughter is the best medicine," studies have linked laughter with improved health, increased life expectancy, and overall improved well-being. If laughing seems like a challenge, you may be suffering from a bout of depression or other psychological ailment. After consulting a psychological professional for more serious concerns, try heading to a comedy store, watching your favorite laugh-out-loud movie, or setting a lunch date with an old friend who's always had the knack for tickling your funny bone.

Solution: Rent 40 Year Old Virgin with an old friend and pop some popcorn as you prepare to laugh your buns off!

3. You do most of your shopping online.

Do you do most of your shopping online? Put away that laptop and try running some errands in the real world.

Do you do most of your shopping online? Put away that laptop and try running some errands in the real world.

Shopping online has become the ultimate home convenience. Believe me, I know how nice it is to shop with the click of a mouse and have groceries delivered to your front door. Having an eight-year-old son who's involved in more activities than one mom can handle, it's a convenience that can truly come in handy. That said, it can actually be fun activity to get out and shop! The ability to touch, feel, and smell the very thing that you will buy gives you the confidence that your purchase is worthwhile. Not to mention that heading out to shop gives you opportunities to meet people with similar tastes and interests. When you're in a store you love, step out of your comfort zone and ask the person next to you what they think of the couch color or t-shirt design that you're considering buying.

Solution: Make an effort to do your shopping outside of the home at least four times a week.

4. You drive across the street.

Do your drive your car everywhere—even if the destination is just around the corner?

Do your drive your car everywhere—even if the destination is just around the corner?

Even if you live in Los Angeles, you should work to cut out any unnecessary driving from your schedule. How boring does is it to drive your car to a place that would take you 10 minutes to walk or 5 minutes to bike? Believe it or not, experiencing the outdoors does not have to be a special occasion or a grand event. Running errands can become a joyous experience in nature. Walking or biking opens up the opportunity to discover interesting people and to open your eyes and ears to the world around you. The next time you have a quick errand to run around town, get a little fresh air and ride your bike. It's such a great way to get a bit of exercise, see sights you didn't know existed, and save a bit of gas, too.

Solution: Take your bike to the local bike store for a checkup and start riding!

5. You're a stay-at-home mom who actually stays at home.

Does your daily schedule revolve around television shows and other at-home activities?

Does your daily schedule revolve around television shows and other at-home activities?

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If you stay at home all day with your children, there are plenty of options that can get you out of the house! Set up a playdate with friend, or find one with your neighborhood or on meetup.com. The best part about hanging out together, besides getting out of the house, is that you can exchange invaluable tips and hand-me-downs with mothers of slightly older or younger babies. Some libraries have book clubs with read-alouds, and there are probably many other activities appropriate for very young children that are available in your neighborhood.

If you head straight home after dropping your son or daughter off at school and find yourself anticipating nothing more than turning on the tube for a little trash TV, it's time to switch things up a bit and make a change in your daily schedule. Staying at home is associated with weight gain, and if that is the case, it's even more reason to get up and out of the house—a little movement will paradoxically make you feel much more energetic. It's time to just say no to the staying-at-home rut and prepare yourself to do things a little differently.

If you have little ones at home with you, check out your local community center for "mommy and me" classes or an hour or two of childcare. Why not work toward learning a new skill or perfecting a hobby? Check out the classes at the local community college. There are so many low-cost and even free options available in most communities that staying home during the day is not a necessity anymore.

Solution: Go to a neighborhood playgroup this week or get your local community center newsletter and find a class that interests you. You have one week to find it and sign up for the next session!

Final Thoughts

A quote on discovery from H. Jackson Brown Jr.'s "P.S. I Love You."

A quote on discovery from H. Jackson Brown Jr.'s "P.S. I Love You."

As you get out into the world, you will start to discover what brings you passion. You will be faced with opportunities that you didn't know existed. You will start to know yourself like you never had before.

It's amazing how simple steps toward living your life abundantly will get you closer to knowing what your purpose is on this planet.

Start today. Twenty years from now, you won't regret it.

Comments

Robin Goodfellow from United States on January 24, 2018:

When I read this, I think this article describes me, and to be honest, I'm alright with it. I'm an introvert, and I have loved ones around me who love me for me. Still, it's an interesting article.

Nicole K on April 21, 2017:

Hi there, thanks for your hub! Very insightful! I'm a stay-at-home mom and I'm constantly looking for things to break up the monotony. I'm grateful that I can stay home with my children, but it does get mundane at times! Definitely thinking about joining a mommy group like you were mentioning! Setting up a playdate with a friend is always fun, too. I love going shopping with my kids, too, even if it is a challenge at times!

ilovehorseyrides on May 21, 2015:

My life is boring, too :(

My parents hate vacations, we don't go anywhere , and we're always stuck at home.

par on May 26, 2014:

Guys, learn to meditate. Your life will change drastically. Happiness is possible. I recommend 'isha kriya'. Do it.

Jason on December 08, 2013:

I guess my life is kinda boring but how can you blame me? Even though I work, I pretty much live paycheck to paycheck and rarely have enough money to go out and have fun (movies, amusement parks, clubs, taking a trip someplace). Sometimes I never go to other people's houses because of gas. I guess trying to be fun for the most part cost money.

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Sherman on October 26, 2013:

This article is pretty accurate in that people are doing life with less physical face to face interaction. Except there's one thing: I live in LA, and I never drive anywhere. Ever. Bus foot bike.

citybroad on July 10, 2013:

I like to drink the boredom away. A nice ale in the morning really sets my day up. If im lucky i can get really lit and watch old 80s sitcoms . I hide from my neghbors and feel bad for my family that im not where im suppose to be right now. I lost two beautiful children, i gave them up to drink. I was naïve and thought me and their dad would last but i got conned and shystered. Now im left with the broken pieces and i cant find any reason to feel good about what's happened. It sucks and i would give anything to be bored with a husband and my children with me.

mamaLSMA on March 19, 2013:

Being Married and have kids was my ultimate achievement once. But now I feel lost without friends to share my laughter with. I was a very interesting and happy person once and now all that are gone. Wonder what went wrong. My routine each day is just send kids to school and pick them up home. Prepare meal and watch Tele. Love to shop but lately we are in financial difficulties so have not shop for clothing for more than 6 months now. Should I blame my hubby who had been working his ass out just to provide us with great food and nice home. Well I guest that isn't all that matter now. Sometimes I need someone to talk to and that is lacking in him. He came back either too tired or too sleepy and hardly have time to have a nice good conversation with me. We only talk about our kids.

Maya247 on March 11, 2013:

Wow by reading these posts I was entertained but bored again lol. I am bored as hell but praying helps me n hoping ill be in a better place than this injustice world!

hi there on January 29, 2013:

Yes, the key word is mental activity

anmon on December 22, 2012:

sounds like good advice for a woman. However I'm male and therefore wholly unwanted in every aspect of society. Can't just throw makeup on and enjoy a night out of people hitting on me.

Looks like I'm doomed, there's nothing for me to do.

chris on October 15, 2012:

i think im going to join the Army... wont be bored atleast

Marthen on September 27, 2012:

iam 27 and single don't have GB, don't have many friends

i spent my day working and sleeping, very tired from working

having a boring life

miss old time when in high school

now i don't know what to do

get bored in this world

Mbo on September 15, 2012:

I have been married for 8 years and my life is dam boring. my husband used to take me out but suddenly stopped and im a broke degree holder seeking employment. i cant even take myself and my children out because of being broke. iam dying.

chris on June 11, 2012:

iv'e been trying to get happy.

trying to not be bored.

ive lived a REAL life, not one u see on tv. I've grown up with drugs, alcohol, fights, good times, bad times... really really bad times. ive done things im not proud of and been a part of things that ended with someone taking their own life. i've also seen some really messed up stuff that i shouldn't mention.

all these bad things have shaped me into the person i am today, ive changed, ive grown i've realised that nothing good comes from taking drugs or excessive drinking, hell i have even quit smoking, changed my diet, only eat healthy and work out 4 times a week.

ive travelled, ive loved and most importantly ive lost.

now i have moved back home with my parents and for the past year things have been steady and i have learned a bit more about myself to become a stronger individual.

but im bored. im pain-stakingly - crying at night - struggling to get out of bed to go to the same job - bored.

i don't have 1 friend in my new town and its been a year.

everyone just seems like idiots to me.

im 29, male, fit and healthy.

i bought a motorbike to cheer me up and i ride it as fast as it will go sometimes with my eyes closed just to chance death.

i honestly cant see any point to this life... no, im not suicidal. just REALLY REALLY BORED!

my friends in my home town are all either married, have kids, are on drugs or are dead. my ex-lover who is my best friend lives in another country, and she's got her own issues.

i want to move back to my old town to be with friends but there are to many bad memories there.

i don't go 'out' alone, i don't like it and i don't drink anymore either...can somebody help me....please.

chris on June 11, 2012:

thanks!

Georgina on June 07, 2012:

Life does get boring if you let it. What you put into your life you get out of it. You had kids, you make the best of it even if it gets boring you change the surroundings a little everyday like maybe change your diet or your daily routine... instead of waking at 7 wake at 5 . Instead of going to bed at 12 go to bed at 9. Get out of the routine and you will appreciate your life each day. Try something New!!!! Get Happy with it :)

TERESA on January 30, 2012:

SO true ,i find it very hard thou,living in a diferent country and having no friends ,i feel like i want to explode sometimes ...lol ,nothing going on in my life no passion ,no nothing just monotony,everyday the same ,most people look forward for the weekends and not even that works for me anymore ,because is always the same ,im hoping that something really nice and exciting to happen ,and all i can do is hope ...thanks for your advice!!

Anonymous but Serious on January 10, 2012:

If your life is boring, maybe it's not what you do that is boring, but who you are. I see the same problem in some of your posts. You blame others for your boredom. If you are living life passively, letting others make decisions for you, then you are a boring person.

My advice: Go out and make some mistakes. Get drunk at a party and pass out on the lawn. Sleep with the first person you have a connection with (of course safe sex). Have an affair with the person down the street. If you're timid and can't talk to the opposite sex, kick yourself in the butt and go up there. Fail and try again and fall on your face. Learn to cry.

prosperity on January 02, 2012:

I am 23 yrs I d8d 1nce nd nvr had sex my work pays a very lil money bt I cn maintain life with bt stil my life is boring wteva I try to do does nt prosper iam always bored whn I try to propose any gal they say am too shot sm say am shot old lookn nd ugly u can imagane how I feel abt being discriminated all da tym please advise me here is my email adress senormurati@gmail.com

justanotherjizzbucket on October 30, 2011:

what a load of utter crap. Crap crap crapola

Anonymous on October 24, 2011:

I've been 'out there' and life is boring. Done the skydiving, the scubadiving, the traveling. Got the college degree (all myclassmates did was drink and screw), and now work a white collar job, living debt free. And it's boring. People are hediously boring, they only talk about tv or their children. And I've done the volunteering, for ungreatful slobs who do nothing but breed.