Are you feeling bored? You don’t know what to do with your time? Can’t seem to find anything interesting to do?
If so, you might be burning to do something, but nothing seems interesting or entertaining. Boredom feels like being stuck between wanting to do something and not being able to find something compelling to do.
It’s not that you don’t want to do something. It’s just that every activity you can think of seems dull and boring.
Here’s 5 effective ways to deal with boredom:
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1. Quiet reflection and meditation
Meditation is a true tool you can use to fight off boredom. Most people that are looking for effective strategies to fight boredom are desperately looking for new and exciting activities to engage
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Yet, providing stimuli will only work for a certain period of time. So instead of trying to fight off boredom, meditation helps you to increase your tolerance levels of not being engaged /entertained.
2. Don’t fight boredom, try to enjoy it
As mentioned earlier, in an ever-hectic world, the process of ‘not doing’ is considered to be an ultimate sin. Thus, people are affected by boredom and the feeling of being not useful that comes with it.
So instead of feeling ashamed when being bored, try to make use of these: Enjoy having nothing on your mind. Enjoy that there’s nothing you have to do. Use the time for rest and recharge your batteries.
And soon, you will notice that boredom starts to disappear eventually.
3. Find your life’s direction and purpose
Meditation and being comfortable with boredom is all fine. But there might be another cause of boredom that these strategies cannot address: a lack of direction.
Boredom can easily be caused by not really knowing the direction of your life. In these situations, the boredom you experience is a direct result of drifting through life without a clear aim and purpose.
You’re simply feeling bored because you’re not at all sure in what direction your life should progress.
4. Surround yourself with energetic people
Boredom can be truly addictive. Just remember the last time you had to spend some time with an incredibly, dull and boring person. It was just a matter of time until you became bored too.
Continuously,surrounding yourself with people who are engaging in mindless and boring activities will eventually pull you into their bubble as well.
5. Seek to learn new things
Boredom often starts to arise once we think we have attained a certain level of mastery in any given action. In these situations, the feeling of being bored is a natural consequence of not being challenged.
So instead of being comfortable with what you’ve accomplished, continuously strive to learn something new.
Challenge yourself by plunging into new activities you’ve never done before. Get curious and explore to know more.
These are some of the tested ways to deal with boredom effectively.
What are your tricks to avoid feeling bored?
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