Internal ways to cure that boredom feeling
Here I am going to talk about internal things YOU can do to help rid you of that boredom feeling.
Most of the ways to improve your quality of experience and conquer boredom ARE internal. Remember, it’s not just what you do, but also how you do it.
Build an Inner World
I’m not suggesting you create a complete rift between yourself and reality. But also realise that if you can’t find quality in your immediate surroundings.
You can find it within yourself. Solving internal problems, reviewing knowledge, coming up with new ideas, creating stories or even planning for the future are all areas you can explore in the mind without any external stimulus.
- Use “boring” moments as opportunities to brainstorm. It’s a lot easier to cope with a humdrum reality. If you’re able to use the time to explore possibilities within your mind.
- If you’re really at a loss, you can imagine a story about 2-3 of the people and objects in your vicinity. This is a great way to exercise your creativity and sharpen your observation skills.
Seek Quality in the Now
What are you doing right now? What can you find that has value for you? Seeking quality right now allows you to find it even if your environment is bare or overloaded.
- Activities like waiting in line can be turned into moments of self-reflection or times to remind yourself of your vision.
Why are you resisting?
Busyness and boredom could also be described as symptoms of resisting what is.
Fully accepting whatever situation you are in and making the most of it is one way to conquer the feelings. Resistance is something that can’t be done half-way.
Either completely push away and seek quality elsewhere OR accept your surroundings and find it here.
A lot of mental unease is caused because you feel forced to do something.
You have to go to work.
You have to study for your test.
You have to do this or that. Realise that you don’t have to do anything, just accept different results. Freedom is in YOUR mind.
- Weigh whether the activity causing your discomfort is essential or expendable. For example, paying your bills is non negotiable. Although, you can opt to live a more modest lifestyle or actively search for a job you enjoy.
- Use a mantra to remind yourself of your freedom. ‘I AM FREE’ and ‘I have the power to change my circumstances’.
Don’t forget YOU have choices!!
Boredom and feeling overloaded are both patterns. They are mental spirals you run on yourself that loop back on each other.
If you just interrupt yourself for a few minutes and think more deeply about the problem, you can often come up with a good answer. It doesn’t have to be one of boredom.
Stop and conquer!!
- Meditate your way out of boredom. Sometimes boredom and busyness are caused by feeling disconnected from what you are doing. Use meditation to ground yourself in the present.
- Take up a gratitude practice. Whenever you’re feeling too bored or too busy, stop to think about all the things that are going well. These don’t have to be big things either. Being able to say, ‘I got out of bed this morning’ and ‘I have food to eat’ are enough. These kind of thoughts can help you see differently and reinforce that YOU are doing ok. And that is pretty good actually.
Don’t be harsh
Try and give yourself a break. WE can be so hard on ourselves. Sometimes we have to pause and think why? Why do we do this?
Start to think differently. It takes practice and it is something that is practiced daily. It is like a workout for your mind. It is not a quick fix, yet you can notice a difference quickly.
Lots of love
All said with love and care. Until next time…