Chronic Illness  
 January 2, 2019

Unique Ways to Stop Boredom


Are you feeling bored right now? Do you feel bored very often? Finding ways to overcome such moments can be challenging. There’s nothing wrong with being bored, in fact, it’s good for your wellbeing. However, when you feel this way too often life can get depressing. There are lots of things you can do to stop feeling bored. It’s about channeling your creativity, being productive, completing tasks you’ve been putting off for a while or learning a new skill. Finding ways to have fun with friends and family is another great way to combat boredom.

Be Creative

There are lots of different things you can do if you want to be more creative. Reading a book is a brilliant way to forget you’re feeling bored. Lose yourself in another world or read about other people’s life experiences. Read a book and no matter the genre you will learn something new.

How about coloring, painting, sketching or doodling something? If you’re not really sure whether you’ve got the talent for painting or drawing, sign up for classes and learn how to do it.

Have you thought about making a list of the things you want to do? Creating a bucket list is a good way to pass the time and give yourself some incentive to get things moving. Along the same lines as creating a list why not do some creative writing? It’s said there’s a book in everyone so take up the challenge and put pen to paper.

What do you do when friends and family have a birthday? Do you rush to the store and pay money for a gift? Making gifts for people is another meaningful thing to do and put your mind to.

Be Productive

If you’re feeling bored, you’re also going to feel unmotivated and listless. To overcome these feelings, you need to have an end goal to focus on. That goal could take the form of improving your professional qualifications or finishing your end of term paper. Keeping your body active will also keep your mind active, thereby easing the boredom. It doesn’t have to be a strenuous activity; a walk in the park works just as well.

If you can find yourself a new hobby it’s going to provide you with many hours of productive entertainment. Learn how to play an instrument, speak another language, paint, cook, or learn about gardening.

Socialize More

If you’ve got people around you to communicate and have fun with there is going to be less boredom in your life. You don’t have to connect with these people face-to-face as the internet provides lots of opportunities for socializing. You could play online games together, for example.

Is there a local coffee shop you can go to and meet your friends? Share stories over a coffee and relax together. Vaping is an activity that is allowed outside many coffee shops in their al fresco dining area so bring your vape along and don’t be worried about your friends wanting to leave because of the smell of cigarette smoke. Ultimate Juice, for example, sells a range of sweet smelling and unusual e-liquids you can try.

Have Fun

Did you know that many people find baking a relaxing activity and it will certainly take up a few hours of your time? You may already have the ingredients you need to bake up a storm and then invite your mates around for coffee. Whatever you find fun, find ways to further your skills in that activity. Baking gives you a finished product you can enjoy, and be proud of, and can also be used to entice your friends over more regularly.