I hate wasting time (and money 😂). 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?