What to do when there’s nothing to do

I hate wasting time (and money πŸ˜‚). When I get bored or I don’t feel like doing anything, I get cranky. I’m mumbling around the house, and everything annoys me. How in the world can I get bored when there are so many things to do with my time? Unfortunately, there are days when I’m simply unable to decide what to do. I find myself stuck in a maze, unaware of how I got there and incapable of finding the exit. Each way I take leads to a dead end.

Usually, I give myself some time to find the answer to the question “What do I feel like doing today?”. I try listening to my feelings and looking for something that would make me comfortable or enticed. Depends on my energy levels. Does my body need to move? Should I exercise or go out and meet up with a friend? Do I feel like relaxing in bed with a book or watching a movie? Do I have enough energy, clarity, or inspiration to write? Should I take a bath or do some yoga?

There are times when these questions remain unanswered and the whole day ends without accomplishing anything, leaving me unsatisfied and cranky. To get past this I tried something that worked. Despite not having the mood to exercise, for example, I did it anyway, and my energy was back on. Cleaning the house and organizing my desk decluttered my mind. Listening to music and drawing or just randomly doodling on a piece of paper made the time pass easier and it relaxed me.

It’s only natural to get bored from time to time and to see everything that surrounds us as not interesting and boring, but there are plenty of ways to get out of this pit. Life is too short to waste it, so we always have to find ways to make the best of all the time that’s been given to us.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Emile Zola

What are your remedies for boredom?


7 Comments Add yours

  1. colinmcqueen says:

    I think it is something that, like Harry Potter, just has to be endured

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    1. moonraven44 says:

      πŸ˜‚ watching Harry Potter when I’m bored works very well

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  2. Great post Moonraven. Here is my remedy for surpassing boredom and that is getting out of bed and just start doing something such as minor things like cleaning, cooking, washing and even reading a book instead of scrolling on your phone all day.

    My suggestion if you find yourself in a maze, feeling cranky and idle it is to revisit your goals, what do you want to achieve this week? Start with the tiny goals such as writing and publishing an informative blog post if blogging is your passion in as much as it is mine. Also, spend time outdoors you will love the environment, the nature and the people you meet, get to talk to them and if you are not a conversationalist, get a book, listen to inspiring music or talk with old friends you haven’t seen in a whileπŸ™ŒπŸ’•

    Spend time with family too it is fast approaching festive season so yeah!

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    1. moonraven44 says:

      Great advice, thanks! Cleaning and working around the house helps a lot, it puts me into motion and it is also very practical πŸ˜‚ Sometimes reading doesn’t work because I find myself turning the page without even remembering what I’ve read. But listening to music and crafting almost always works!

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      1. I am glad music and crafting helps you to deal with boredom. Have a great weekπŸ™πŸ™

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      2. moonraven44 says:

        Thanks! You too!


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