Between 91-98% of young people experience boredom daily. By adulthood, this figure drops to anywhere from 30-90%.
Whatever your age, boredom is clearly present and prevalent in our society. Despite our lives being more filled with digital stimulation than ever before, our attention spans are low, and boredom is high.
But it’s time to fix that because life is what you make of it! Say goodbye to boredom forever and find yourself running out of time to do everything you want each day, rather than waiting for bedtime and a new day.
If you think “I’m bored” too often, read on for some ideas on how to solve the problem.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
It’s easy to take your hometown for granted, but it’s time to change your mindset. Imagine you had a friend visiting you:
- Where would you take them?
- Where would you eat?
- Are there any events you’d go to?
- Are there nature trails or hikes nearby?
- How’s the nightlife?
Then, take yourself on these adventures! If your inspiration is low, a quick Google search of “things to do in…” will help endlessly.
Learn a New Skill or Embrace a Hobby
Put your mind to something new – it’s the ultimate boredom killer! If you’re feeling uninspired, here are some ideas:
- Learn a language (Duolingo is an excellent resource)
- Learn how to code (there are many free online courses)
- Do a reading challenge (e.g., read 20 pages a day for a month)
- Sign up for creative classes (e.g., art or pottery)
- Practice drawing or painting (at home or with a teacher)
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about or will help you upskill your employability prospects. Just remember, time flies when you’re having fun.
Go Shopping Offline or Online
Next, why not do some shopping to help with keeping busy? Head to the mall for a shopping spree, or make impulse purchases from your laptop.
Whether you’re hoping to carry out home improvements or enhance your recreational activities, you’ll be able to find everything you need online. Many people don’t even realize that you can buy smoking, cannabis, and vaping supplies (find us here for vaping needs) in many states.
Don’t worry if your budget is low; globalization has led to masses of low-cost items online. Although, bear in mind the quality of $1 goods shipped from China may not be equal to that of your local stores!
Never Say “I’m Bored” Again
Next time you’re bored, stay off social media and embrace one of these options instead. It’s far more fulfilling than endless scrolling.
From hiking to shopping, you can do plenty of fun activities if you set your mind to it. Why not try planning and blocking out your time each day. Before you know it, “I’m bored” will be a thought that rarely crosses your mind.
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