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Tips on How To Avoid Boredom : Avoid Being Bored

Updated on May 16, 2011

How to avoid being bored?

Boredom affects everybody. It is a state of feeling when you want to do something more exciting than the present condition you are in. Sometimes we are also bored when we are thinking of something to be done but we think we don’t have the capacity to do it. It is also the state of inactivity. Sometimes when we subject ourselves to prolonged state of silence we become bored. That’s why sometimes people with many children don’t get bored as much as those who are single. We can imagine the noise brought about by children running around. There are various ways to avoid being bored. It is us who knows ourselves and it is also us who can cure boredom. Prolonged boredom may result to depression too.

How can we avoid boredom? Here are some tips to avoid it:

  1. Have peace within yourself. Sometimes inactivity doesn’t mean that you are not productive. We all deserve a quiet time to think and just unwind so that we can relax. We deserve it.
  2. Some of us are single, single parent, working, stay at home mom or dad, whatever the circumstances are, you need to be occupied so that you don’t have time to be bored.

3. Engage in a worthwhile activity. For most of us who are working, try to evaluate yourself if you want to have more working hours, or more time for your children. Try to find a way for you to engage in anything worthwhile like reading a book, read some recipes and try to cook, or clean the garage anything which will take your time and accomplish something.

4.Surround yourself with people or at lesst talk to a person once in a while. Communicate and reach out to others. You may want to talk or send an SMS to a friend whom you didn’t talk for so long.

5. Set a time and scheduler and follow it to the minute meaning try to have a schedule which will while away your time. Like for example after working, you might want to watch your favorite television shows after eating, or call a friend just to chit chat or fix the attic. You should not pressure yourself in cleaning it at one time only, but instead try to make the activity not so boring by hearing music There are hundred ways of things to be done.

6. Give yourself a break. Once or twice a week, you go out with your friends, go to the mall, buy something for yourself.

7. Try to exercise and take a walk at least thrice a week. If you have more time, enroll in gym or group sports, like bowling. Any in house games or sports will do so that you don’t get bored

8. Develop a hobby : For example you want to take care of a pet (if you still have extra time), because most of us have children specially when they are young, they are handful but once they are grown up already, then you have some extra time to do other things.

9.It is time to think of an activity which you really like to do before but you cant do, then go for it, for example learning the guitar, or cross stitching for women.


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      hiyjhjhjjhjhjhjhjhjhjhjjjjjjj 6 years ago


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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thats a good idea suny, and we become healthier too, maita

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      suny51 8 years ago

      I have just found out an idea Pretty-read some thing which is not related to edibles,you see lesser we eat more we enjoy,and when some one is enjoying there is no way,- he is away from boredom.Maita-thats beautiful.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Thank you smile and I love that smile, people get bored because they are not used to a peaceful meditation, hehe, They always want a fast paced life, Bless and happy Sunday, Maita

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      Robert Kernodle 8 years ago

      The only thing that bores me are people who complain that they are bored. I always feel helpless to help them. I just want to run away screaming, "Spoiled, wimpish bratt." Okay, that's a bit harsh on the bored beings of the world, I suppose, but it's the truth.



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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Oh hubby sorry, How are you and say Kumusta to your wife ha, Thanks, Maita

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      hubby7 8 years ago from Chicago

      Correction, Prettydarkhorse. I said that I am rarely bored, not never bored. That aside, this will not be the last time I stop by to see what you are up to. Meantime, take care, and I will revisit you very soon! :)

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hey hubby, thanks for dropping by again, How are you, good you are never bored, Maita

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      hubby7 8 years ago from Chicago

      Excdellent hub, Prettydarkhorse. You are indeed prolific! Good tips and suggestions! Keep writing. I will revisit this hub whenever boredom--which is rare--strikes me.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      oh good for you, children have low patience than us, but adults get bored too, sometimes we just need to find something to do so that we don't get bored! thanks for dropping by

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      Joel McDonald 8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Funny I stumbled across this today... It's a snow day today & I've been struggling to keep our kids occupied, but we're doing pretty well now.

      After hide-and seek science experiments involving melting snow on the stove, lots and lots of drawing, and couch-cushion castles, i think they'll be OK. Now, we're looking forward to an impromptu game night with the neighbors who are also snowed in.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hi Helen, thanks for dropping by, yes there are lots of hobbies to keep yourself busy, but I agree with you sometimes it is really difficult to start it, but once it is rolling already, you gotta keep on going...cheers!

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      Helen Cater 8 years ago from UK

      You are so right with this hub. When my children were young I did not know the meaning of the word bored. As they are now older and I have retired at the old age of 41, I find myself thinking I am waisting my time with doing nothing. I have been trying to find a hobby but keep putting up barriers and excuses. I will have to sort this out sometime soon.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks lorraine, that smile of yours is really nice, simple gotta have a hobby when you are bored..

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      hiya enjoyed this hub,. have loads of hobbies, but still get bored, i need action all the time ha ha

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      maybe we always think of being productive in terms of money, sometimes just sitting down or relaxing is productive enough, for your own sake..hmmm my picture well, I am not as pretty as you though and sometimes I wish I could write like you, it moves me so much...

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      great hub, as always! i love the tips you've offered...but also how 'inactivity doesn't mean we're not productive'....thanks for sharing!

      (and hey, I rather liked your pic...u're beautiful, why the horse then?)


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