Are you bored?
Does it feel like you just don't have anything that you want to do?
Would you like to be doing something interesting, but don't know how to
Boredom is the result of not being engaged in a meaningful activity. To
become unbored, you choose to initiate or partake of a meaningful
activity. Your best choice is to take on a leadership role in a
volunteer effort that serves other people. You won't be bored for very
long if you join a volunteer effort in your community, civic
organization or religious organization. Believe me, there is always more
work available than you have time for, and boredom will evaporate faster
than the morning fog in the scorching July sun.
The purpose of this article is to help you challenge your habits and
think of things to do that will satisfy you while also relieving your
boredom. Here are tips to become unbored. Think about these questions
and try some of these tips. What have you got to lose? Your boredom?
Tip #1. What hobbies have you enjoyed in the past that you no longer
practice? Did you enjoy sculpting? Painting? Gardening? What is stopping
you from enjoying your hobby again? How can you remove these obstacles?
What hobby clubs in your area are available for you to join? You can ask
your professional coach to help you investigate your passions that you
have forgotten about in the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Tip #2. What have you always wanted to do, but never had the
time/money/energy to do? Have you always wanted to help out in a soup
kitchen? Hike the Grand Canyon? Write a book? Study poetry? Dust of your
"Want to do one day" list, and answer this question: "If not now, then
Tip #3. Who else is bored in your community? How can you meet them and become
unbored together? Do you have friends or family who are lonely and would
enjoy your company? Think about how you can add value to other people
and your focus will turn from your boredom to your service.
Tip #4. What industry associations can you volunteer to help? Can you serve
as a VP or Director for the local chapter of your industry association?
This will keep you busy, serve your profession and advance your career.
Tip #5. How can you be more you? If you are bored, have time on your hands,
then increase your Self-Care. Take the breaks that you don't normally
have time for. Call the friends that you have not spoken to in years.
Learn a new language. Organize a wild trip to Vegas with you friends.
Let the true "You" come out, and offer the world your insights and
Tip #6. Set new goals for yourself. Sit down for 20 minutes and write the
following across the top of a page "20 things I want to do before I
die". Then set one of these as a goal and start working towards your new
goal. Tell your coach what your plans are, and let him earn his money by
supporting you while helping you to stay accountable to your plans.
Tip #7. Don't let your boredom damage your self-esteem. Improve your
self-esteem and eliminate your boredom by painting out a room, or buying
new clothes. Indulge yourself and enjoy the reward that you are giving
Tip #8. Boredom is
usually self-induced. You don't want to hear this, but it is true. You are bored because you allow yourself to
be. Take charge and do something to become unbored. Otherwise boredom
will breed more boredom for you. If you can't become unbored on your
own then seek professional help because you are at risk of bigger
challenges than simple boredom.
Tip #9. Get out and get some exercise. Go for a walk, fire up your treadmill,
or go all the way and join a gym. Endorphins will give you a fresh
perspective, ideas to relieve your boredom and you may even lose a few
pounds along the way. Get up and move.
Tip #10. Like all good lists, here is tip number 10. Invite a friend out to a
movie or meal, or coffee. Go to an expensive restaurant and give
yourself permission to indulge. Discuss the excellent food and
You choose to take actions that make yourself become unbored. You may be
waiting for a very long time if you expect a bolt of lightning to
provide the spark for you to become unbored. You are possibly the only
person who can alleviate your boredom. Don't hesitate to call on your
professional coach as you investigate a personal plan to become unbored.
Go for it.