You’re Not Bored, You’re Boring!

When you’re a kid, it’s really easy to end up feeling bored. After all, you’re stuck doing what you’re told, you have to spend most of your time at school, and the rest of it stuck at home. You have very little power over your life, and you rarely get the chance to do the things that you really want. That being said, once you’re an adult, you’re officially out of excuses for feeling bored. Sure, you still have to go to work every day, and you’ve got plenty of responsibilities, but even the busiest person has at least a little free time, and you have no excuse for spending it being bored. The truth is, it’s more likely that you’re not bored, you’re boring. Don’t worry though; you’re not stuck that way. Here are a few ways to break out of your cage and make sure that you’re never bored again.

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Be spontaneous

Routine is the opposite of excitement. Sure, routines are important for getting the important stuff done throughout the day, but if you spent your life being ruled by the same old routine, then you’re never going to find any real satisfaction in it. So break that routine. Do something spontaneous. Get a belly button piercing, hop on the next flight to anywhere, head to a local music night to see bands that you’ve never heard of. Even doing something simple that you wouldn’t normally do can make a big difference to how you feel. Order something unusual next time you go out to eat instead of the same old thing that you always have. Once you start being spontaneous, you’ll find that you’ll have no desire to get back to your old routine.

Get out of your comfort zone

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A lot of people are so afraid to try something new that they never even bother. Sure, that fear can sometimes be a good thing since it can keep you grounded, but it also shuts you off from some truly wonderful experiences. Most of the time the fear that you’re feeling is at its highest right before you do something new, but when you do it, you’re often just left with the rush of it. It’s like skydiving. The scariest part isn’t jumping out of a plane, but the moment right before you do it. Once you’re out, then all you’re left with the is sheer joy of what you’re doing.

Make things

The reason that a lot of people end up feeling so bored is that they feel as though their time is being wasted. After all, if you spend all day staring at the TV or scrolling through Twitter, what do you have to show for it? Nothing. So why not use that time to do something productive? Make something. It doesn’t have to be an artistic masterpiece, but having something to show for your time lets you feel far more in control of it. Learn an instrument, get some paints and a canvas. Whatever it is, making something is always a more valuable use of your time than sitting around feeling bored.

A reminder of my articles from my post here:

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  3. “First date tips for women”
  4. “Common mistakes women make in a relationship”
  5. “Why we should be careful with chemicals?”

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  1. I think your point about feeling bored because our time is wasted is so true. There’s something so exciting and satisfying about going through a creative process and then having a finished product. I used to really enjoy drawing when I was younger. At one point, I did it several times a week and even had a blog for my drawings! I guess when we get older it’s easy to say that we don’t have time for things because of the added responsibilities, but this was a good reminder to take time for more creative things too. Thank you 🙂

  2. I like this sentence: “…once you’re an adult, you’re officially out of excuses for feeling bored.” You are absolutely right. And the same thing applies to the excuses of not turning your life to the path you wish. If you are an adult in good health and living in our society then you have so many opportunities. And (at the most cases) if you don’t do something you want, it means you are lazy or don’t want it enough. 🙂

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