Boredom – noun | bore·dom | \ˈbȯr-dəm\
: the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest
We all know this feeling called boredom and sometimes, no matter how hard we try to avoid it, we just can’t.
But hey! It isn’t that bad at all. They say when one is bored, that’s when he’s able to do amazing things but he does not realize it at first as his brain is focused on the fact that he’s bored. I, myself, experienced that. I guess I drew my best doodles and wrote my most amazing articles when I was bored and not when I was actually being serious about it.
Sometimes, I don’t understand life. *sigh*
Now, I’m fully aware of how it sucks when you’re bored and you just couldn’t think of what to do. So I’ve made a list of the things that I do when I’m bored and I do hope these help you as well. 🙂
1. Write a blog.
Oh come on, how would I forget about this good pal of mine (I’m pertaining to WordPress, lmao)? Actually, I created this blog all because I was bored, and it really helped me a lot. I mean, from choosing a theme for your site to thinking of what to write? That’s seriously very time-consuming. It took me weeks, believe me. But it’ll all be worth it, I promise! 😛
2. Go out and take pictures!
Photography is really something I’m passionate about. You don’t need big ass DSLR cameras, light equipment, or those photography stuff you see on TV (now, kids, not everything you see on TV is necessary for you to live). You just need a phone, a neighborhood without crazy neighbors (because you do not want them on your pictures, do you?), and ideas, and you’re all set! You may post these on different sites and let people appreciate the beauty of life through ’em.
3. Clean, you messy lil cutie!
This is also something I do whenever I feel unmotivated to do something ‘creative’. I organize all my papers, sort out my stuff, and dust my shelves. You may also do the same! You can sweep the floor, wipe the windows, do chores, and more cleaning activities. Isn’t that better than lying around waiting for the day to end? Be a monkey, not a sloth. You go guuurl!!
Or if you’re feeling extra lazy (just like me every single day), your bed is just there, waiting for you to notice its existence. To be honest, your bed is something you always leave but stays the same every day and is willing to accept you for who you are no matter what. Get a man like your bed!
5. Read books!
Are you THAT lazy that you want to explore our world and the worlds beyond our world without the need to walk and go out of your cozy room? Read a book, bruh. No further explanations needed.
6. Watch: movies, series, vlogs, DIY videos, cooking videos, cartoons, and MORE!
I don’t get a chance to watch movies nowadays because our internet is limited and apparently, you won’t survive in my school without wifi so yeah, I use this thingy more for academic and educational purposes (because I’m that one RESPONSIBLE kid in the class).
If you have the same problem as mine, then go watch TV! I’m 16 and I’m proud to say that I’m in love with Disney Channel yes, yes, and Nickelodeon, and more cartoons! :>
Come on, if you’re feeling extra ‘motivated’ and you want to have those 6-pack abs, then go make a fitness planner and start NOW. It doesn’t just make you feel better, it also makes your body look better.
And don’t give me that “I don’t know any exercise” excuse. >.> Go out and go for a walk, or if the weather’s stormy or something, do some squats for big booty.
Big booty = High self-esteem
8. Play games and/or sports!!!
This is one of the main remedies I use to cure my boredom. I play League of Legends, DoTA 2, Left for Dead 2, and more video games with my friends.
But if you’re not into gaming, you may also play sports! I believe you don’t need expensive and “original” equipment just to be able to play sports. So don’t give me that reason as well >.>
9. Make DIYs, and decorate your room with it.
Does your room look too plain, or too messy? Why don’t you bring out your inner creativity? You can make calendars, portfolios, jewelry boxes, and those that people use to organize their pens and papers and more bedroom stuff! :>
10. Lastly, to those bored peeps out there, I would recommend ya’ll to do your hobbies and just be yourselves.
Do not ONLY base what to do and what not on lists like this. If you’re an introvert and you’re never into sports, then you can cross that one out. If you’re an extrovert and you never liked writing or reading those wordy books, then don’t. It is important, of course, to get out of your comfort zone and try things you never tried before. But then again, trying and forcing yourself to do something you’re not comfortable at are two different concepts.
The most important thing is to do what you love and love what you do. 🙂