We all have plenty of things to stress about. Adding an additional, challenging thing to your life is probably not at the top of your list of things to do. After a full day of nonsense, you probably want to plop down on the couch and call it a night. There is some value in chilling out after a grind of a day, but when your “relaxation time” is continually spent being unproductive, it’s all too easy to fall in to a muted existence. Many people enter a depressing pattern of going to work, paying bills, taking care of family issues, and then possibly disengaging their mind through the distraction television, movies, and social media provide before falling asleep only to do it all over again. Boredom become the norm.
If you can relate to this, then pull yourself out of the doldrums by doing something hard! Our minds are wired to make us feel great when we engage in a difficult task, struggle through it, and then achieve some sense of success. Climb a mountain. Pick up a foreign language. Learn effective ways to choke people. Do something!