Ban Boredom - 5 Reasons Boredom Shouldn't Exist!
People get bored, why? They think there is nothing to do. There is always something to do.
Here are just 5 reasons why boredom shouldn't exist and hopefully after you read them, you will begin to question the next time you are bored.
The human mind is amazing, when we understand exactly why we are feeling something, we can change our mood to something more desirable.
1. It's Immoral
Your life is probably amazing! You obviously have internet access. That alone tells me enough. You have in front of you a vast and ever-refining source of information. Fortunately, you have already found HubPages, which alone has an abundance of issues, problems and generally fun things to read and discuss!
Why is it immoral to be bored? Because there are billions of people suffering due to insufficient care and activity! 80% of the world's working population are earning $10 (PPP) a day. How does your being bored come into it? These people need help! How can you do nothing and watch your fellow man slave for nothing!? He has no choice, no freedom. At his expense, you are afforded these things. It is inhumanely disrespectful to not take every opportunity you have been given, not as a right but as a luxury.
If you are one of the people who are doing this, then we can only commend you, and only apologise on behalf of the 'bored' people who don't see it as relevant to help you or your situation!
2. You're Usually Wrong
If you feel like you have 'nothing to do', then why not go outside and pick up litter with your time? At least then you will have made a positive contribution to the world? If there is no litter, then join a charity, help people, trim a bush, smile at a granddad. Their gratitude might be enough to convince you that there are endless things to do and resolve in our world.
If you think that litter picking and volunteer work is so far beneath you that it is not even an option (despite the fact that you have nothing to do?), then why not pick up a hobby with your friends (or make some if you don't have any): tennis, art, knitting.
Why not try to be the best at something?
Being the best at something isn't for you? Well how do you know :O
Being passionate about something, whether it is helping people, causing mischief, or improving upon yourself, eliminates boredom. Humans are naturally inclined to become addicted, get yourself into
3. You're Probably Just Tired!
A lot of the time people say they are bored, they're just tired! Having no energy to do anything fun doesn't mean that you're too bored to do it, you physically just can't do it. The crazy part is when people decide that instead of going to sleep and regaining their strength, they should rather fester in exhaustion, and better yet, complain to others about how little they have to do!
If you find it difficult to sleep at certain parts of the day (though you can train yourself out of this and sleep at any time of the day), then nap, or eat some protein (this wakes you up). If worst comes to worst, caffeine is always an option! A brisk walk or a bout of exercise will also help to shake some of that serotonin (sleep chemical) from your body!
4. You're Just In A Bad Mood!
Angry, disappointed, irritated, upset or depressed - NOT BORED. If you're fed up with life, of course you're not going to want to go and start a new hobby and meet new friends, but if your problem is seemingly unresolvable, the worst thing to do is to dwell on it.
Realising that nothing can be done at the moment and moving on to something else is a key part in getting over your problem. Doing something productive and proving to yourself that this problem didn't get the better of you, so that when you look back you'll think "Oh well at least I got that coursework done", or "at least I improved my X" rather than "wow, that really defeated me" will do wonders for your self esteem and maybe help you through the issue :)
5. You Just Don't Know Enough!
A lot of the time, you may just end up realising that there was so much, or even now is too much to do, because you simply hadn't realise or heard of whatever it is before. That is part of the paradox of life, there will be times of being overwhelmed with activities, and times of not. The trick is to prepare for the times of having too much in your spare time.
- If you're a student at school, prepare for university/employment.
- If you're at university (do your work!) prepare for employment.
- If you're in employment, prepare for promotion/a family
- If you're in employment and have a family - how are you bored!? - then get another job!
Bottom line is DO SOMETHING
The point being that although it may seem that you don't have anything to do now, chances are, you will in the future, and you may not even know what it will be, but in any case, do things now so that you won't have to do it later. If you've always wanted to lose weight, do it now instead of when you're struggling to write your university paper, or smooth talk your boss. If you've always wanted to go to take a year around the world, do it before you have children!
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