- Quality of Life & Wellness
I'm Bored, whatever!
Are you bored yet? Yawning like crazy?
We all know that when one says “I’m bored,” means that this is a type of mood that one would fall into, wanting to do more, looking for something to occupy his low-spirited-minute-situation. He could just feel tired all of a sudden, all his joints weakening from a long period of dull hours lingering with not knowing what to do because of the limited ways that would have kept him mobilized.
What is boredom?
With boredom striking every once in a while, let us first find out what “boredom” really means. Boredom rhymes with kingdom, yes, but perceives differently from each other. While we picture kingdom as merry and full of life, untroubled and make-believe, dominating and rich, boredom is the dullness and deadening of anything in lack of interest even on many interesting choices. In the 'kingdom of boredom', this is totally a trap.
“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” -Friedrich Nietzsche
What happens during a period of boredom?
The feeling of discontent, fatigue and tiredness sums up to boredom. Your mind is trapped in a box. Your mind starts to drift, venturing off to some place, daydreaming, imagination starts flowing engaging your mind to becoming creative, you sleep and you picture something else like your future.
5 Ways to Blow Away the Blues
1. Fill-in the blanks. Time gaps like being undynamic to activities surrounding you; occupy these empty spaces with something more valuable and useful. Pursue other interests and discover them. By the end of the day, you will find that you have actually done great, having done things that were nearly forgotten or when there was no time to fulfill ‘an interest’ before. Put quality (things you enjoy doing best) into quantity (opt for achieving more).
2. Cook up a storm. If you love cooking, it is a fine time to create a new family menu, fresh recipes that you could one day surprise your whole household. Discover what your fingertips can do with your baking skills by coming up with something more interestingly creative.
3. Use your noodle. Getting into the boredom mode is not losing your consciousness. Your brain is actually active, but your whole system is retreating into getting slumped by boredom. There was no need to struggle because you have already put yourself immersed into it like slowly swallowed by quicksand. So make use of that viable brain like completing problem solving puzzles, finding fascination in reading, seducing your mind into writing and compositions or socially communicating.
“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” - George Harrison
4. Breathe the breeze. What’s out there? Head out, garden, walk, hike, drive, explore. Getting stuck at home or at work can be mercilessly boring. Even with a job you well love becomes stressful and will take you day dreaming for a long vacation. Unwind and grab a friend be it your dog, your hubby, your sweetheart or your kid. Take your camera, gear into your hiking boots, pack your journal, your canvas or your guitar. Breathe in the outdoor air for boredom to voluntarily escape away from you.
5. Peaceful Impression. Impress yourself through a sensual and relaxing meditation alone if possible. Relax those nerves, relax your mind. The tranquility of finding yourself through all your senses working quietly together will bring out a sensible feeling of harmony between your mind and body. Retreat to the most comfortable place- the bedroom. Sleep deep into peacetime, secluded and untroubled.
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