SELF AND SOUL
How to make your life more interesting
If you feel that your life is dull or lacking novelty, but don’t know where to start in terms of livening things up, take a look at the people who you feel are living their best lives. Not Instagrammers or celebrities, but those in your social or professional network who you would describe as ‘interesting’.
Research has found that people are more likely to feel happy if the people they’re most connected with are happy. Similarly, if your social or work groups include a lot of people who are often negative or appear to lead uninspired lives, you may find yourself emulating their attitudes, even subconsciously.
Surround yourself with positive and interesting people and some of their magic will rub off on you.
Talk to the people who seem to be having all the fun, and allow their lust for life to boost your own confidence. You don’t necessarily have to try the same activities or make the same choices in life, but you should try to spend more time with them if you can. Simply being in the proximity of positive, open-minded people can help to re-animate your own latent sense of adventure.
So, take a look at your closest friends, acquaintances and colleagues – is it time to shake up your connections?