When I’m Bored, I Get More Bored

Day 286/365: Don’t get too bored, or you’ll break your leg…

“photo of yawning fox on grass” by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

I am extremely bored right now. Boredom, just as happiness or sadness, is a state of mind. You can be entertained by reading a magazine or doing the dishes, as well as when you’re riding a camel through the desert. I did that and was not bored, but if my mental state was one of boredom, I’d have probably felt boredom even then.

The thing with boredom is, the more you say and feel like you’re bored, the harder it will be for you to get out of this state. It’s not something you can touch or measure, this boredom, but it can definitely make you feel uneasy and overall down. When you get bored, it seems that no matter what you do, you just get more and more bored.

The Cure

The truth is, being bored once in a while is not that big of a deal. Heck, even being sad now and then will not actually hurt you. What you need to remember is, happiness and sadness, being active and being bored, having and not having something to do, these are all part of us being humans.

When you get bored, just let yourself be bored for a bit. Think about a very long day at work. Think about how much you wanted to do nothing, to be bored at that time. Now it’s your time to get some revenge for that day and simply be bored. You love it, being bored is now the best isn’t it?

This is how you change boredom from something negative to something completely positive and great. I love playing with my mind!

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