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How to Fall in Love With Boredom and Unlock Your Mental Toughness

How to Fall in Love With Boredom

There is little hope of falling in love with a habit you really hate. If you dislike exercising, but you know it's good for you, you have two options to fall in love with the repetitiveness of the routine:

  • You can increase your proficiency at the task. Learn the basic fundamentals of your task and celebrate the small wins and improvements you make.
  • You can fall in love with a result of the task rather than the task itself.

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Stop being determined to fail

Stop making things not work for you. Stop looking for reasons why it doesn't work or why it will never work for you, instead figure out a way to make good things happen for you.

Whenever we try to make changes in our lifestyle, sometimes we doubt ourselves that maybe we can't do it or it isn't suitable for us. Why does it happen? It isn't because of fear but because we don't believe in ourselves. We aren't confident enough to keep pushing through to do the things we should.

Believe in yourself more

No idea will work for every single person, but a lot of them can work for most people as long as you believe that you can make them work. Stop wasting your energy to worry. Use the what you have to create and grow from what you've learned.

You need to put more trust in yourself and believe in the process of things. If one thing doesn't work for you then just experiment with new ideas and get through the day until you discover a way to make it work.

Start with habits you can't say no to
Start with habits you can't say no to

Start extremely simple and work your way up. There's always room to increase the difficulty later.

If you want to build an exercise habit commit to 1 minute per day...

Understand what is holding you back

Take the time to examine why you're avoiding a habit. In most cases, the cause is related to something deeper than laziness or not wanting to do something. Once you understand the true reasons you can find an appropriate remedy.

A reason for not exercising, for example, could be because you don't like crowds or the long commute to the gym.

Have a plan for when you fail

Understand and accept that you are not going to be perfect on your first try. So take the time to think ahead of a plan about ways to get back on track when you slip up.

Sudoku
Sudoku

Sudoku has been identified as a classic meme - a mental virus that spreads from person to person across national boundaries. The puzzle is using our brains to multiply across the world.

The beginnings of Sudoku
  • In 1783, a Swiss mathematician made 'Latin Squares,' which was described as magic squares.
  • The Dell Puzzle Magazine published the puzzle Number Place in the late 1970s.
  • As Dell continued to publish the puzzle through the Eighties quietly, it was imitated and embraced in Japan. Publisher Nikoli made two small improvements and renamed it Sudoku. 'Su' means a number, and 'doku' translates as singular.
Sudoku becomes popular

In 1997, Wayne Gould, a man from New Zealand, was visiting Tokyo. While he was browsing a bookstore, he saw the squares and felt tempted to fill them in. Over the next six years, he developed a computer program that instantly makes up Sudoku puzzles.

Gould's wife published one of his puzzles in the local newspaper. It spread to Britain and was published in the Times, where it took off.