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11 Things to Do If You’re Bored

“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.”
– Billy Graham

Are you bored?  What’s the matter?  No sex, drugs or rock n roll? Do you feel like the world owes you something?  No, we’re not just here for your entertainment.  Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and entertain yourself.  Better yet, why not go out of your way to entertain someone else.  Become interested in the world around you.  See beyond the surface level mundane reality, and you will never be bored.  Are you really bored, or do you have too much free time or not enough appreciation?

Here are 11 suggestions of ways to cure boredom:

  1. Meditation
    There’s nothing like some meditation to make you feel your connection to the earth, the moment, and your true self.  If you’re bored, perhaps it’s because you’re not really in touch with who you are or what you want.
  2. Cleaning
    If you’re bored from lack of anything to do then there’s no more excuse.  You have the free time required to get some long procrastinated chores out of the way.  You might even consider helping others.
  3. Artwork
    Creating art is a great way to forget about the troubles of the day or give them an outlet of expression.  If you’re bored, creating art may help to get you back in the mindset of contributing to the world around you instead of feeling entitled to entertainment.
  4. Cooking
    Everyone has to eat.  If you have time to be bored then you have time to make something healthful.  Eating foods full of life force energy leads to a healthier mind and body resulting in more inspiration and happiness.  If you eat junk food then you will most likely have less energy and concede to boredom.
  5. Walking
    Get out and breathe some fresh air, and get some exercise.  The better you feel, the less bored you’ll be, and walking boosts endorphins which will surely brighten your mood.
  6. Reading
    Pick up a book and read.  In this age of information we are flooded with videos, images, articles etc.  Sometimes it’s best to just unplug from electronics and get back to the basics.  Reading affirmations can also help to alleviate boredom.
  7. Writing
    Grab a pen, and just start writing anything that’s on your mind.  Start noticing the patterns, and you can rewrite your story to be however you want it to be.
  8. Visualization
    Take a few minutes to imagine the kind of life you’d like to live.  See yourself smiling and enjoying the life of your dreams.  Once you’re done, see if there are any steps you can take to move towards actualizing them.
  9. Self Reflection
    When you’re alone, it’s a good to review your thoughts and feelings.  See if you can find the blessings in situations that may be challenging, consider ways to improve yourself, contemplate what you’re grateful for.
  10. Yoga
    Are you bored or lazy?  Get off your ass and stretch!
  11. Socialize
    Practice talking to people even if it feels awkward.  It will get easier the more you do it.

 

Share your thoughts in the comments.   What makes people bored?  What’s your cure for boredom?

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