Here’s a perspective that might help. A warrior in battle calls out to his comrads when he notices where the heat of the battle lies.
… when I was scared to leave the previous room!
I was recently given a unique take on boredom from Seth Godin’s work. He suggests we (at least those of us in Creative endeavours) have to starve the Creative of input, we have to “get bored”. This triggers the brain to find a way to entertain us. He suggests *that* is the time when the brilliance really comes to the fore.
I tried it. It really worked.
One thing I found useful was learning my Signature Strengths. Mine are Bravery/Valor, Creatiivity, Critical Thinking, Authenticity, Gratitude.
Martin Seligman, godfather of positive psychology, did the deep research and found 24 “values in action” character traits.
The Signature Strengths (I call them my super powers!) are your top 5.
You’re already naturally using them and the idea is to intentionally seek out more ways to use them so they become more and more supercharged to enhance your life.
His website, authentichappiness.com has a whole bunch of self-assessment questionaires. There are 2 re: signature strengths. The regular one and a short version.
“VIA Survey of Character Strengths”
“Brief Strengths Test”
in case you’re interested in exploring.
I like the reductionist tactic. “it’s just sensations in the body”. If you take a moment and watch them – their colors, shapes, movement patterns, (if they wanted to move where would they go) – they have what they need, your attention, and they resolve on their own. In like 45 seconds or less. Super Awesome process.
“I now command my subconscious mind into I am feeling loved in and out of time”. Get into intention space, write or say it in the morning.
In the evening, check in with how your Self Love was that day.
Repeat for 14 days.
Check in with how your life has been the past 2 weeks.
I developed this one day. It changed everything.