Here is the difference between myself at present and myself only a few months ago: In November, I complained heavily and repeatedly about the monotony of life, citing all of the things I should be doing, but never actually following through with them. In February, I am finally doing so.
I think part of that change has been realizing that routine ≠ monotony. Some things I am forced to factor into my daily life: school, gym, shower, homework, sleep. Others are regular, self-imposed habits: studying Spanish, going to open gyms on the weekends, building in time to watch a soccer match or two during the week. The fact that these are all invariably a part of my week is not a bad thing. What’s important is switching up the way I do them, so I listen to a different album or playlist on the way to school every morning. I add to my Spanish or French vocabulary every time I study, even if it’s only a couple of words. I change the exercises I do in the weight room; the intervals I run on the treadmill.
Here is the difference between myself at present and myself only a few months ago: In November, I was laid up in bed injured, without purpose, wondering if everything I wanted to achieve was worth the struggle it took to get there. In February, I am struggling, but it is already worth it. ♦