With any luck, you have intentions. Plans, goals, objectives, desires. What you call them is less important than one inevitable fact: although you want them, they grow predictable.
Exactly where you left the yearnings, back they glare in the same typeface. Soon, they’re wallpaper—ignored and ultimately disliked.
Many parts of life that seem weird initially turn out to be fairly normal/widely accepted, like belly buttons, the pronunciation of colonel, and birds that don't fly. But boredom from your own desires is not. So let’s fix it.
Here’s a trick to rekindle your interest in what you want out of your life, absurd as that sounds.
Write each intention on a separate index card or small square of paper. If you want, add variety with colored pens or markers. Then, tape each to your bathroom mirror, or some wall you’ll gaze at each day.
Regularly pluck them off, close your eyes, shuffle the stack, and replace them on the mirror. See how your masterpiece turns out and read each card aloud while you do. Keep them in their new order or tidy them. You’ll certainly be paying attention now.
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