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How To Eliminate Boredom From Your Life

Updated on September 21, 2017

Boredom: a psychological condition

With all the things there are to do in the world, why would anyone be bored? Yet it is true - every day millions of people sit around thinking, "I'm bored. What can I do?"

Or worse yet, they think, "I'm bored. I don't want to do anything." That's even more problematic.

To cure boredom make it a challenge to find new things to do so you can become interested in life again. Take a look at your surroundings and activities. Are there changes that need to be made?

Most important, take a look at yourself. Consider your outlook and attitude about life. Are there changes you'd like to make? I'm guessing there are, and that's why you've found this page.

1. Have you been getting enough sleep?

If you're sitting there feeling listless and bored, the problem could be that you haven't been getting enough sleep. If you're unable to sleep, it will be hard to engage your mind in illuminating, exciting activities.

If this is the problem, don't think that drinking a cup of coffee will get you going again. There's nothing as effective as adequate sleep. Take a nap!

When you wake up you'll be more likely to find the world fascinating again.

2. Food issues and boredom

Another preventive measure. If you're not getting adequate nutrition in your diet you're more prone to feeling bored. Do not hesitate to analyze your foodstuffs and be realistic - eat things that are healthy and your mind will come to and reward you with hours of life-loving pleasure.

3. Realize the need for something new to alleviate boredom

Are you an excitement junkie, like most other people? I think our civilization has ruined us, in many ways. We crave something new all the time.

Think of the guy sitting on the sofa with his remote control, sifting through the channels. Nothing satisfies... there's always a need to change, move on, and see something else.

Years ago when humans were farmers and lived on the land without TV, computers, cars, and cell phones, they were content to simply do their daily chores, come in, talk, eat, and read a book before sleeping. I believe that was a healthy lifestyle.

Now people are turning into excitement junkies with a constant need to be entertained.

You can work with this... but do it consciously. If you're bored, try something different than what you've been doing the last few days. Waken up new brain cells. Experiment.

4. Get a new hobby!

Certainly you haven't done EVERYTHING yet! Ever thought about... well, 1001 hobbies you could take up that you've never tried before?

Get your materials, make the time, and dig in. You could have some fun and discover activities you love.

5. Get started! Don't just sit there!

Just start doing something - you'll get interested and forget you were ever bored!


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    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've never been bored in my life - including as a kid. Always something to do - most times more than I have time to do. :) I remember times I would just 'look' at my kids when they'd say they were 'bored' and not understand. I used to offer finding chores for them to do if they were too bored to find something to do. :)

    • LindaJM profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Jo Martin 

      8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I agree, I should have included exercise. It is the best remedy for depression...

    • FGual profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Get a hobby is great advice, along with some exercise in the morning that awakens your brain and brightens your mood all day.


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