Yesterday, I turned off my computer, walked out of my office, and sat down on the couch in my living room. I was there for two minutes before I picked up my iPhone to check Twitter and Facebook.
This makes me sad because the last two sites I visited on my laptop were…you guessed it…my Twitter feed and Facebook page. That’s when it hit me:
I was bored.
It had been so long since I had used the term “bored” that I forgot what that felt like. (Much like Claire on “Modern Family,” my mom had vulcan hearing whenever we decided to use that word. My siblings and I decided it was best to settle on something to different to say.)
My husband wasn’t home at the time. There was nothing good on TV. It wasn’t time to start supper. I was bored with nothing to do. So what does a rational adult when he or she is bored? They check their social media applications on their cell phones to try and find another bored individual to chat with. Yikes.
If this has never happened to you, wonderful. Welcome to the 21st century where we are bombarded with technology…you might want to jump on board.
For those of us who it has happened to, here is a list to help you the next time you get bored:
- go for a walk
- listen to some music
- play an instrument
- read a book
- watch a movie
- talk to someone (IN PERSON)
- drink some coffee
- bake some brownies
- pet some animals (sorry, got carried away with the ‘some’ theme there)
- draw a picture
- write in your journal
- take a writing course (I jest…somewhat)
- download some Kindle books (you realize what I’m doing don’t you?)
Okay, so that’s not an exhaustive list, but it’ll get you started. A lot of times our creativity goes out the window when we’re bored, so it’s handy to have something to sort of wake that up inside you. Here’s to a boredom free Thursday!
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