Most of us one time or another has experienced some degree of boredom. Kids are usually the quickest to say “I am bored,” but as youngsters, we experience our share, too. Don’t you sometimes wonder why you feel bored? It may be a feeling of laziness, exhaustion, or even a lack of mental stimulation.
Here are some tips I’ve found to help expose the real culprit behind a feeling of boredom and get back to your normal self:
1. Discover what exactly you want to do. Boredom often masks a problem where you want to do your favorite activity but something is stopping you. This could happen when you want to watch your favorite TV show, but the cable is out. When this happens, the first step to kill boredom is to simply recognize the activity that you really want to be doing.
2. Manage your time. When you decide on a goal and you know what you want in your life, then you need to learn to manage your time effectively. Organizing your time will help you to work on achieving your goals and in the process you will be busy and boredom will not be part of your day.
3. Change your attitude. Sometimes in life, you might be compelled to do some tasks that you don’t like. In this situation, ask yourself what is the best thing that can happen if you do it and how it can benefit you. By focusing on the positive outcome of doing a task you don’t like, you are overcoming your boredom from doing something you don’t like.
4. Note down your feelings and thoughts. One of the ways to become aware of what triggers your boredom is to question yourself and take a hard look at it. Observe and write down your feelings and thoughts for a week and at the end of it, reflect on them.