Living an Unpretentious Life

On embracing a boring lifestyle

Words by Christoffer Kaltenbrunner

I like sticking to routine.

In fact, I do the same things over and over again. Not until I have mastered the skills I'm practicing do I explore something new. I enjoy learning new things, but I rather learn everything about the things I already know a little about.

When I read books, I read slowly and pay close attention to all the details. When I listen to music, I listen to the same songs over and over again to notice new things I haven't heard before.

I always know what to wear since I don't have a lot of clothes. I like to keep things simple and go deep into my work, working on the same things every day until I get all the details right. Multitasking is a big hell no. And so are social media and other distractions. I thrive when I can work undisturbed, one task at a time.

Partying is not for me either, I usually leave early. I rather go for long walks and have meaningful conversations with friends. But after that, I have to spend time alone to recharge.

If you watched me go about my days, you'd be bored to tears. You'd likely wonder how I'm able to live such a tedious, boring life.

But I enjoy every moment.

I like keeping things simple.
I like learning everything about something.
I like having deep conversations with friends.

I spend my days doing things I enjoy. I'm not stressed out since I'm never busy.

I'm so utterly boring. But I like it.

Christoffer Kaltenbrunner

Christoffer runs Mindinary, where he writes about mindful living. He's passionate about helping others slow down and bring mindfulness into their lives. When he isn't writing, you'll usually find him hiking, practicing yoga, or reading a book.


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