How to cure boredom in 10 easy steps
When I saw this request , I thought to myself, I can do that. When I started to think about it , I thought to myself, this isn't as easy as one thinks.
There are many reasons for being bored, the first one is having nothing to do. Having nothing to do! I have been bored and wondered round the house and all those little things , like , that cupboard could do with a paint...........paint is flaking ,better give a touch up........Jack's wardrobe needs a sort out..........that brass clock could do with a clean........excetera excetera excetera..do I do them ,no, why, because I am bored.
I know , I'll do some gardening! better survey the realm first..weeds, yes.......long grass, yes.....peat,yes.......plants, yes....so much to do, do I do them ,no , why, because I am bored.
Ah hah, I will visit my friend, I havn't seen her in a while be good for a catch up, plenty of diesel , that's what I'll do....Upstairs, what shall I wear, I don't know ,can't do that anyway..Why, because I am bored.
Hey! how about a drive, I like to drive, plenty of diesel...look at the weather, raining again, that's not much fun, think I'll give it a miss , why, because I am bored.
I could go on for a very long time, listing things to do, but none of it will help, why, because I am bored.
Boredom ,then, has absolutely nothing to do , with the lack of things to do. Personally, I think it has everything to do with your state of mind.
Personally, I recognize boredom as the onset of an oncoming depression, this of course , is not true for everyone, children get bored for instance but that is easily overcome with the ingenuity of a parent, teenagers get bored, mainly through not having the financial wherewithall to do what they want, nor the age , to realize that not everything depends on money. Then there are those , that do whatever they want, and still get bored , through not being able to think of anything new to do.
For me, as I said , it's the onset of depression. I am quite lucky really, to be able to recognize this as it saves me weeks of despair. And, I deal with it , as follows:
I give myself , me time. My work still has to be done and when I get out my tea cup with ,'Time for Me ' written upon it, I am given a wide berth and allowed to find my way back out. My second port of call is a stop by the sea, here ,I watch the water and drink the air, Time passes and I clear my mind before leaving. The music playing is always Classical , and it plays until I hear the piece that brings the tears, don't ask why ,but it helps.
When I get back home, I have a long soak in the bath and wash away the troubles, the rest of the day I spend doing absolutely nothing, nothing unless I choose to, generally I will even fall asleep, I speak to no-one and am a virtual recluse , but I find it works, could be a day , could be two, but certainly it works and it saves the heartache that could have been.
So, What's the solution to Boredom? Who knows? All I know is that if you are content with whatever you choose to do, and happy..Why be bored?
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