Bored? Time for a new perspective
“I am so bored”. Do you sometimes utter those words? To others or yourself? It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like everything else in life, it depends on how you look at it. What is your angle.
Consider this: we are living quite hectic lives nowadays, working a lot, commuting a lot, planning, meeting, deadlines, friends, family and pets…Every single minute of our life is planned out.
When suddenly we get a moment of calm and quiet, a whole afternoon with no plans, no outside stimulation or entertainment, just us and our thoughts. One might “panic” and label it: boredom. Someone else might see these moments as true ways to reboot.
I am never bored, I always find a way to entertain myself. Whether through my thoughts or my never ending to do lists. I do have those moments where I feel more apathetic than others but even then, I see those moments more as little resting breaks in between periods of productivity.
Easy things to do when you start feeling bored and get out of it:
Create a playlist, looking for good songs will cheer you up and inspire you.
Write. Put your feelings in writing instead of letting them overthrow you. Write to yourself or to others.
Go for a walk. Look up at the sky, breath the fresh air.
Take a nap.
Call a friend or a family member. Don’t text, actually call.
Dig out that to do list and tackle the easy stuff first.
Usually one activity will trigger another and get you out of “boredom land”.
Bottom line is; change your approach to “boredom”. Don’t resent it. It showed up for a reason. Try and understand it, and then work around it.
By: Mo Oléron