3 Simple Ways to Drive Away Boredom

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French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, describes the feeling of boredom as something “so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.” Indeed, boredom is a state of mind that can drain you physically or diminish your creativity.

So how do we get rid of the horrors of boredom? Here are a few simple ways to add color into a dull life:

Take a short holiday trip

A simple trip back to your parents’ place or booking a holiday cottage in Bridlington for a couple of days is enough to experience a different environment. You’ll meet new people who can cheer you up and help you discover something new.

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Study art or take up a new hobby

Try to get involved in activities that will allow you to create something, such as painting, photography, cooking, writing or poetry. If you’re more into music, join a local choir or learn how to play a musical instrument.

Keep a journal

Creativity kills boredom, so grab a pen and start writing random thoughts to get the creative juices flowing. Try writing on the subject, “Why I am bored today,” and who knows? You may find it quite interesting.

Take a few days off from your work or your boring routine to get re-acquainted with the colors of life. Book a holiday cottage and tour or find a new diversion to keep things interesting.