Does the title speak to you? If so, then you have to figure out something to do. Actually, the feeling of bored is related to an urge to change and a need of something new to do or to have. Your mind never let you turn into a boring person. Thus, when someone feel bored, the brain shoots the flare as a signal for the individual to change something that also indicates the person has not changed for way too long and started to get too satisfied on his or her comfort zone. The problem is your reaction to the signals. If you react on it and do something, then you are not a boring person. However, if you ignore it and stay in your comfortable cave yet keep whining of your boring life, you have some issues. Accordingly, there are someways to prevent or to escape the disturbing feeling of bored.
1. Don’t let your schedule bind your freedom
Having organized daily agenda is awesome but being too attached to it is as bad as being disorganized. Scheduling your routines means to put your priorities clear without limiting yourself to do more outside the schedule. Thus, it is surely okay to improvise and modify the agenda without neglecting what’s important.For instance, if you usually go home directly after work every weekdays, you may try to stop by or go somewhere without waiting for the weekend to come. Schedule is meant to be obeyed yet it is you who control it. Break it sometimes, it won’t harm.
2. Run the Opposite Day
I do not mean the one in Spongebob Squarepants since that one is too extreme that your neighbor might call the police for your actions. What I meant by the opposite day is still related to the first how-to-kill-boredom-idea that I pointed out. Do something that you usually don’t on your daily basis. If you are a person who puts much concern on health and run a very organized healthy diet, try to break it by having some pizzas or other junk food. The opposite way is applied for the one who regularly consumes McDonald’s Big Mac. That is one example, the idea is still getting away from an organized agenda for a little while.
3. Game On: Pretend that you are on some quests
Let’s imagine that this life is a super realistic role play game and you are the main protagonist. When you play video game, especially the RPG one, you will have lots of quests to do. In every quest you will earn experience and probably some rewards if you are lucky.This is what I usually do to make my daily responsibilities sound more fun. For instance I will arrange one main objective and three optional objectives for one day. The main objective will be: Having the assignments done before tomorrow. While the optional objectives may something in relation to the main objectives such as: Spend less than three hours to finish the assignments, not opening 9gag before the assignments are done and so forth. This might sound weird but pretending you are on a quest instead of thinking about how miserable your job is may help you work under less pressure and more enjoyment. Don’t forget to reward yourself once you are done with the quests because that’s how it works in the video game.
4. Adventure time
Does it mean you have to go on a trip that spends some days? Not really. This one is in relation to previous tricks especially the third one. You can either run this one as a stand alone or combine it with the number three so that you will have this as quests. Here are some possible adventures you might do on your daily routines:
- Find an alternative way to go to the workplace.
- Eat the food that you’ve never tried before.
- Randomly offer some helps to people around then help them.
- Leave your vehicle. Go walking for a day.
- Go cycling to the nearest wood and take picture of any animal you encounter.
The list will go endless depends on how creative and how bored you are. In fact, trick number two is somehow similar to this one.
As long as they live, people are changing gradually and boredom, as I have mentioned earlier, is the signal that indicates people’s urge to change. Thus, do something to kill it before it kills your sanity. You may have more options to defeat the feeling of bored. Good luck killing such feelings and stay awesome.