I’m almost never bored. I feel like there’s always something new to do, and a multitude of things that I’ve been wanting to get to. Sometimes I think I might be bored for a second, but then I realize I’m just not thinking about all the activities and projects and entertainment I want to play around with. Boredom is likely a symptom of poor planning. If you set yourself up to catch boredom in it’s tracks, you can either use the extra time for easygoing, contemplative moments, or put the time towards something you’ve been wanting to do anyway.
Start a list and write down a bunch of things you’d really like to do but never seem to have time for. My list includes:
- Watch YouTube Videos on new hairstyle/makeup ideas
- Practice singing (the word practice can easily be replaced by the word ‘start’)
- Get out that dusty paint set and finally paint!
- Organize Retirement Account
- Rush a Broadway show
- Study Turbo Tax for self-employed individuals so you can fire accountant and do your taxes yourself (hopefully my accountant does not read this blog).
- Relearn Italian
- Journal (I have many prompts for this, though freestyle works too)
- Cook a new recipe from my huge and glorious vegan cookbook
- Watch tutorials on basic Photoshop techniques
There are many more items on this list. When I’m done with my original To Do list (I’m somewhat of a to do list-aholic) I can look at my long term list and there’s always something big and/or interesting I can be doing that doesn’t include browsing Facebook or Instagram for hours (which does happen and is almost never happy-making).
Here are some other suggestions for stopping listless boredom in its tracks, effortlessly:
- Start a list of tv shows/movies you want to watch that are currently streaming. When you’re bored, begin!
- Make a list of people you’ve been wanting to call more regularly and finally call them! You have time!
- Make a list of books you want to read…and finally start reading them!
- Start a list of pampering moments you can give to yourself (face masks, hair masks, bath time, anything goes!)
I use and am obsessed with Wunderlist for all my to do list needs… this blog isn’t specifically affiliated with them in any way although I wish it was.
Here’s to never being bored again!