“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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Are you bored or lazy? Get off your ass and stretch!
Practice talking to people even if it feels awkward. It will get easier the more you do it.