Conquer Your Boredom By Understanding It

Isn’t it the worst when you have free time and you want to do something but nothing is sparking your interest. Since you can’t decide, you usually wind up on the couch doing nothing. All of that precious time and energy waster. Great! It is not one thing that leads to boredom. It is a handful of things. If you can understand why you get bored, you’ll get better control over yourself and reduce those stale moments.

Mental Stimulation

You are not stimulating your brain enough. This reduces blood flow and the brain’s responsiveness. This leads to boredom and depression. To prevent this, you have to stimulate your mind.

  • Play games & puzzles
  • Learn a new skill
  • Challenge your memory
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Lack of Motivation

Either you don’t have the energy or you don’t have anything to look forward to. Regardless of which one it is, the point is that nothing is exciting enough for you to get off the couch. Maybe, it is time to find something to do that encourages you to be more active. The energy and motivation will come once you do.


The ability to push through a tough moment is really difficult for most. However, the more you practice using your willpower, the easier is becomes to overcome these moments. Next time you want to just give in to boredom, force yourself to get up and be active. You’ll be happy you did.

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Your brain goes a mile a minute and there are so many things you want to do. Slow it down for a minute and pick just one thing. If it helps, create a checklist to clear up your brain and stop overthinking.

Eating a Healthy Diet

Shoveling junk food into your body makes you feel like crap and it zaps your energy levels. This can lead to a vicious cycle of laziness and self-loathing. If you eat a more balanced diet, you’ll be more inclined to do things and get you out of a bad mental state.

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It’s a good idea to have a list of activities you can do when you’re bored just laying around, but you should also know the key reasons behind your boredom. By staying active, taking care of yourself, and being excited about what’s in store, you’ll now be entertained with a purpose.

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