Keep learning to experience wonder
Learning new skills, trying out new things and having new experiences are all fantastic ways to keep your experience of life fresh and exciting. It can be easy to get stuck in arut, through routines and habits and to become bored. Then you may begin thinking that life is less a wonderful adventure and more just the same things each day, with a bit of novelty.
I have found that the more that you learn, the more you become aware of what is going on in life and what it is continually offering you. There is actually so much, it is impossible to get your head around! If you doubt this, try googling how many stars there are in the universe, how big it is and the amount of people in just our one world at the moment!
So our boredom, sometimes depression, and sense of lifelessness can come from us shutting ourselves off from life, often as a way of protecting ourselves. Whilst this can be useful in the short term, and even necessary, being brave and opening back up to life will ensure that you get to experience it to its full.
When you learn something new, you realise how much you actually do not know, or ever will, how much there is to life and how small a part of it you are. Some people can find that scary, but try thinking of it like this. It is much better to be a tiny part in a huge, rich, diverse and exhilarating world, than being the main person in a tiny, small, predictable world where there’s only so much to do and to learn and to be and everyone is the same as you. The gorgeousness of life lies in its diversity and its challenge, in our differences and ability to adapt to become the best version of ourselves. The surging river of evolution flowing throughout life compels us forwards, to join in, to adapt, to learn to swim and to enjoy the water. Just think of it like swimming in the sea- anyone who has swam in the ocean will tell you how exhilarating an experience it is!