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I'm Bored, whatever!

Updated on October 23, 2012
Bored? Be hypnotized by an engaging reading material.
Bored? Be hypnotized by an engaging reading material. | Source

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.

My 16 yr. old daughter got too bored of waiting when I could lend her my laptop. She surprised me with this little idea she had put in front of me and said, "See mom, this is what happens when I'm bored. Now, can I borrow your laptop?"
My 16 yr. old daughter got too bored of waiting when I could lend her my laptop. She surprised me with this little idea she had put in front of me and said, "See mom, this is what happens when I'm bored. Now, can I borrow your laptop?" | Source

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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Blow away those boredom blues!

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Bored on a rainy day.Dig out the boredom away by doing some little gardening.Don't stay stoned by boredom. Do something.Call out a friend and hang out together. -with Cris SpIndulge...Even a bored pet would enjoy an interesting piece.Still bored? Fill empty jars with candy, spill them on the table and count them one by one.
Bored on a rainy day.
Bored on a rainy day. | Source
Dig out the boredom away by doing some little gardening.
Dig out the boredom away by doing some little gardening. | Source
Don't stay stoned by boredom. Do something.
Don't stay stoned by boredom. Do something. | Source
Call out a friend and hang out together. -with Cris Sp
Call out a friend and hang out together. -with Cris Sp | Source
Indulge...
Indulge... | Source
Even a bored pet would enjoy an interesting piece.
Even a bored pet would enjoy an interesting piece. | Source
Still bored? Fill empty jars with candy, spill them on the table and count them one by one.
Still bored? Fill empty jars with candy, spill them on the table and count them one by one. | Source

I guess this won't get you bored.

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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you tirelesstraveler for finding your way to this hub and thank you too for the admiration on my daughter's little creativity, *smile*.

      When my kids get bored, I always tell them to do something else that would keep them occupied like being creative. My older daughter was bored at home one day and started searching online on crafty ideas. She bumped into a project of framed pennies. So, she asked me if I have any used frame that she can have. I suggested that I'd take her to a thrift store and offered to get it for her. I supported her for the idea that it could help her from her boredom and become creative. We found a good vintage-looking framed mirror for 5 bucks! She went home happy. She did a good job out of her 'pennies' project.

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      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      Always tell my children only boring children are bored, your ideas for getting going are very good. Love how creative your daughter was when she was bored.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi epigramman! Thank you for your admirable words for me, you made me smile so wide and wider and even more wider! So you're from Lake Erie? Bet there is good sunset there. Isn't it? Or perhaps a breathtaking sunrise accompanying your nice breakfast? Have a good day to you...

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ......hard to think that anyone could ever possibly get bored from reading your hubs so #6 would be PLEASE READ hubs by COFFEEGGINMYRICE ......love your wit your charm and just your plain good old fashioned wisdom and love of life itself - you are truly a hub treasure and a gifted writer at that - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:05am with first cup of coffee, a bagel and some nice light classical music to start the day

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      It is nice to see you here, rcrumple! A wonderful multitasker you are for sure. Keep it that way, you wouldn't like to welcome boredom even for once. Have a great multitasking time ahead and take care!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Gypsy! Thanks for liking this hub and passing it on. My lovable dog's name is Simba. :)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Your hands are full, my dear Cris but a McDonald's or Sushi time never fails in digesting boredom away. :)

      That's a pretty great quote by T. Carlyle! And with someone like us who prefers to be always on the move, could not afford to live in the kingdom of boredom.

      The feeling is mutual! Thank you CrisSp!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Wow, you should become a great inspiration to others, ElSeductor! I must confess that I hesitate from studying or be in a class again. I know a former colleague of mine who enjoys going to school, course after course and keeping a job in between, wow! All that energy and brain feed! But if I do have the perfect timing (timing in taking everything into consideration and having the right mula) to learn something new, hopefully it will be about Photography, Animation or Foreign Language! Ballroom dancing, nah! :) Cheers to you!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you picklesandrufus (with a smile)! Sometimes, I envy my growing girls watching them leave home today, tomorrow and the day after to spend time out with their friends. Darn, those were the days for me, heheh! Have a good day, keep boredom away!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi xstatic! It is nice to see you. There were more ideas actually but I refrained from writing them down only that I prefer to put out the things that one could easily do and kick away the tiniest hint of boredom. There are others who like and could meditate or choose to exercise; unlike me, it is something I rarely visit and use though one thing for sure we have one unit at home and is a staircase away, idle in the basement- to set my feet on the wheels or elliptically working out.

      Hey, hey, hey, I love the Beatles too, in fact I have their cd playing in the background. Nice one, xstatic! Thank you for dropping by. Cheers!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi tobusiness! Good day! It's great to know that boredom has no chance to come near you. With some repetitive chores and activities and especially if it puts me in a bad mood, I feel that boredom's fist could knock me down a multiple of times. On the other hand, hmmm, my daughter has that artist in her just like mommy. :) Thanks tobusiness and have a great day!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi BeyondMax! Thank you, you made my morning start with a happy smile! I will definitely tell my girl, she will be flattered. :)

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      Rich 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      I sincerely wish I had time to get bored. I've always been the multi tasker, even before it was the thing to be. If television is on, I'm a listener, not a watcher. It's either a book, Hubpages, or making mix cd's that's a companion first, with television way down the line. Great suggestions though! I wish I had time to enjoy some of them!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome.Thanks for this very thought provoking hub. Great tips. Adorable dog. What's his name? Passing this on.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I seldom get bored, no time to get bored.(: Nice one though. I will keep your tips in mind when the need arise specially on hanging out with friends for coffee or sushi. (:

      “I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” - borrowed from Mr. Thomas Carlyle

      Good to see you back on HP and I love the photos here. Happiness always coffeegginmyrice.

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      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Great suggestions:) Boredom has never been an issue for me, but if it ever becomes one, now I know how to avoid it!!

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great ideas! I have not been bored in years fortunately. I think it has something to do with age. I agree with the Nietzsche, and love that George Harrison quote. I think I'll wear my Beatles tshirt today!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      I must say, I don't have the time for boredom. Now that your daughter has revealed her creative talent, the laptop should be banished, just imagine what an artist she could be :-0 :-)

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is amazing! Made me smile, nice suggestions and I love your daughter's artwork! Tell her I am sending my artistic hi-fives to her LOL

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello there Ladybuled! Thanks for dropping by and you reminded me of my remix- vacuuming and dancing to the Black Eyed Peas playing loud. My boredom put me to a halt mode even with blogging, losing interest. I will sure make up to it. :)

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      Ladybuled 

      6 years ago

      When I feel bored, I blog! Put jazz songs on and voila! my fingers will dance around the laptop's keyboard! great hub! :)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi teaches12345! I've been silent for a while on HubPages because I got too bored to death at home. I have been juggling things day after day to keep me occupied since my job hunting is still a failure, but boredom seems to haunt me over and over. I get so frustrated and it switches my cheerful mood to hate mood and started to hate and doubt about silly things and a lot of times I wind up in tears. So, here I am writing about 'boredom'. Thank you for stumbling by! Glad to hear from you. :)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi billybuc! You're my hero!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I haven't the time to be bored right now, but if things change this hub will help much! I do get this from the grandkids though and as you stated, use the noodle to think of something positive to fill the time.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great suggestions! I gotta tell you, I don't know what boredom feels like. I have so much I want to do that every single day just flies by...there is no time for boredom to set in. Loving life!

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