The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Understand Why You are Bored
Before you can actually start working on overcoming your boredom you must understand why you are bored.
- Are you feeling tired or lazy?
- Are you unmotivated to do things you want to do?
- Do you feel you are not able to do things that you want to do?
- Do you feel you don’t know what to do?
Ways to Overcome Boredom :
1. Get Enough Rest
Boredom and exhaustion are interrelated. By simply being tired you are paving a direct route towards boredom. The reasoning behind this is that when you are tired your brain struggles to focus on one particular situation and therefore wanders between many different situations.
This lack of concentration leaves you stuck between the gap between focused and unfocused. This gap is the literal definition of boredom.
2. Create Goals
Once again it’s all about finding a destination. When your mind begins to wander excessively you feel bored. This is why making goals is so important. Goals help to give you direction while at the same time help you become more focused.
All boredom is, is a misdirection of mental energy. So if you are able to give direction to this energy and focus it, you can overcome your boredom.
4. Change Your Thoughts
Life is only a reflection of your thoughts; if you can control your thoughts you can control your life. Try to put a positive spin on everything you do and make your thoughts constructive. This will help you change your overall attitude and will help you develop an active perspective.
5. Get Motivated
Get inspired to keep going.
Think about the future, your plans, your long term goals and where you would like to be in say 10 years. Try to give yourself a fresh thought process and build upon it. Go from future plans and slowly work back to your current situation.
This future to present way of thinking is very effective for overcoming boredom.
6. Change your Surroundings
This for me is the most effective way to deal with boredom. Whenever you feel bored get up, change your surroundings and relocate yourself.
7. Take a Break
Sometimes all you need is a break from life. Find some fun things you can do to kill some time and let your brain work at minimum energy.
This should help you cool down and allow you start up refreshed and ready to go.
8. Embrace Boredom
Sometimes the only way to defeat boredom is to embrace it. Let your body become fully engrossed in the process and try to relax. Meditate and let it just fall over you. If you don’t fight it, it won’t fight back.