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How To Overcome Boredom

Updated on February 18, 2012

Bored?

In this article, I'll teach you a few great ways to get past being bored. Who knows, maybe you'll even get some productivity out of it!! Read on for some great tips and tricks to overcome boredom.

To do list with pencil
To do list with pencil

WAY ONE: MAKE A LIST

A list can be a wonderful way to know what to do. First you might want to divide it into categories. For example, games. In each category, write three activities that you would like to do. Soon you'll have so many ideas you won't know what to do first!

WAY TWO: USE YOUR SURROUNDINGS

But what if you just can't think of what to do? Maybe you can find interest in your surroundings. Do you see a bench? Maybe you want to do a wood project. See a newspaper? Maybe you're being called to write a HubPages article. Just look at what's around you with a creative mind and see what you can do.

WAY THREE: BE PRODUCTIVE

Still just CANT think of anything fun to do? Maybe something not fun is just what you need! If you have any big project to do, a report to write, a phone call to make, an email to type; try going back to it! Boredom can be just the thing you need to get a positive aspect on something you might ordinarily dread doing.

WAY FOUR: ASK SOMEBODY

Still just don't have any idea what you can possibly do? Try calling a friend. Often you can get in a conversation with them, and before you know it, you're not bored! If you're not in a conversational mood, just ask your friend about something fun to do, or if you want to do something fun together sometime.

WAY FIVE: DISTRACTION

Sometimes you can be so convinced of your own boredom that you don't stand a chance of doing anything. A distraction can be just what you need. Try staring at the opposite wall and memorizing everything on it, then closing your eyes and reciting everything you remeber. Or you could repeat a random phrase ten times in a row, then think of a new one. Continue to distract yourself with small things until you realize that you are, in fact, not bored.

Conclusion

So, now that you are armed with these tools for anti-boredom, you can go out into the world with no fear of the mysterious state of being bored. Who knows? Maybe you are no longer bored just from reading this article. But keep these tricks in your memory, just in case, so you'll be ready when boredom strikes.

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