If you find yourself bored with life, chances are you need to stretch yourself a little. You need to get out of your comfort zone, take up new challenges and learn new things. Boredom is nothing more than low energy; it’s only logical that the cure for boredom is its exact opposite – high energy that makes you feel alive.
Boredom is when you, similarly to stale water, do not move anywhere. There is no progress, and there is no regress — you are simply stuck, and your low energy is not sufficient to get you out of this stagnant state.
So what to do when you are in this unproductive state and where do you get that high energy? There are several ways to increase your energy and stop feeling bored. One of the most effective ways is to create a list of all your problems and solve them one by one.
These problems should matter to you; it should be something that you think is a problem and not something that somebody else thinks is a problem in your life. When you focus on solving your personal problems, issues that matter to you personally, you activate your mental and physical energy. As you attack the problems on your list one by one, you get into positive momentum where you are moving forward.
It might be hard to get started, but once you do and start solving your very first issue, you will find that attacking second, third, and fourth will be so much easier! Positive momentum takes place and carries you in desired direction. Your energy increases and all of a sudden you are all changed. You don’t feel bored anymore; even your posture is different! Best of all, you have new ideas and are seeing new options for yourself.
Another good way to stop feeling bored with life is to learn something new, something that takes time to learn and has built in challenges along the way. Good examples would be programming, gardening, foreign language, drawing or a martial art of some sort. It takes time to learn and master these skills and you are guaranteed to be busy and happy for a while.
In addition, just like in our first method, new skills tend to reveal new possibilities and new directions for your life. A new business, a new relationship, a new hobby, a new place… All these things will keep you from getting bored.
You should know, however, that once you master a new skill, boredom may return. The key is to find something new and get busy with your new project. Knowing and accepting this tendency is the key to cure. You know you get bored. You don’t obsess over it. Instead, you prepare for it. Once you start feeling bored, you pull your list out and get busy.
- create a list of all your problems that matter to you personally and attack them one by one;
- create a list of things you would like to learn and get started with what seems most exciting or is easily available in your current situation;
- know you will get bored from time to time and be prepared for it with your lists ready.