It seems to me that no matter what work or play or activity a person is involved in, the saying "moderation in all things" should apply ... if only from the standpoint that ANYTHING can become boring if you do it too much.
I love each of the following activities, but they all fit the category of "boring" if I do them too often or for too long in a row:
- Listening to music
- Playing a board game (or a sport - even basketball or golf)
- Answering or auditing phone calls
- Writing a blog
- Eating ice cream
It is true when they say "too much of a good thing" can keep you from appreciating it fully. This is why I worry about retirement. At that point I will, theoretically, have lots of time on my hands. But how will I keep enough variety in my routine to keep from becoming bored? I think this must happen to everyone around retirement time. I just like to plan ahead if I can.
Song Of The Day:
The video for the song "Everyday" by Dave Matthews Band is a great visual for monotony of repeated activities. The tune has a very monotonous feel to it as well. I also like "Everyday" by Phil Collins because it shows how heartache can become boring too.