For me when the string of ordinary days occur, I hit my blissful self. There is nothing like the same old same old over and over that soothes my mind and brings contentment to my days. I've been like this since I was a child. I had anxiety whenever the school had a field trip and the schedule shifted. As soon as I was on my way, I was fine (sort of, when the tears stopped).
So when I'm faced with boring days, endless sameness over and over - I'm my happiest! I will admit that traveling makes appreciation my focus. I do enjoy seeing new places doing new things (sort of..) but I shine brightly at home getting all my tasks completed.
Ordinary days gives room in my mind to center my intentions on myself and on others. That focus helps me feel like I'm helping in small ways. Gratitude lists, praying for others helps me train my brain in mindfulness, a skill I've lacked growing up. How lucky am I that I've found my way to this practice.
By the way, I had an excellent check up with my RA Doctor... My meds stay the same for now and he thinks I'm doing well, I do too!!