By Mary from small town OK
If you have a lot of free time and nothing to do, why not volunteer? Be a grade-school child's reading buddy. Offer to walk your elderly or disabled neighbor's dog(s,) or help around their house or yard. Be a Big Brother/Big Sister to an older child. Help out at the local soup kitchen or food pantry. If you're not afraid to get your hands dirty, clean up your neighborhood's streets. There's always trash that needs picked up, everywhere, unfortunately.
Betcha if you went to your favorite search engine (or even yellowbook.com) and typed "volunteer" and your city and state, you'd find loads of ways you can give of your time. It'll help you not be bored, and it'll help others at the same time.
We go geocaching. Gets the family out of the house. We find new and interesting places. We usually end up going some place that we can do some hiking (short stuff...kids are still young). And sometimes we find some really cool geocaches.
Geocaching is basically a treasure hunt with a gps unit. More info.... geocaching.com
I also took up the hobby of making my own soap which has turned into eliminating most cleaning products.
To be honest sometimes or a lot of times when people are bored they are depressed. They don't think there is anything wrong with them and they make excuses on other things. They really don't get down to themselves and really see what the problem is.
Now if that's not your category and you are still bored. Then you must be a busy body like someone I know whom can't sit down or she'll fall asleep. You just need to see a doctor I think and explain what is going on. You need to enjoy your relaxation periods and maybe you have something else going on. Anxiety, etc.
Third, go to yahoo.com and type in what to do when your bored, and I'm sure you'll find many things that will help you. :)
I never have that problem! I can't relate at all! Don't mean to sound critical, but huh? There's always things to do, learn, read try new things. The boredom relief is only going to come from you, no one else can tell you what to do so you won't be bored!
You have to be motivated and interested in something. Maybe you are anxious like the other poster said.
I am never bored! Maybe I am easily entertained though! LOL! Good luck!
Find local charities in your area; animal shelters, nursing homes, Meals on Wheels, homeless shelters, etc. and volunteer! You'll meet lots of new people and be doing a good deed at the same time!
Awhile back, I discovered if I was feeling bored, it was a nudge to pray for someone. I also try to do things for others like send cards or phone someone who's lonely.
I also try to get into my hobbies more, and have found that by doing this, I seem to be fulfilling what I'm "supposed" to be doing.
I don't mean to sound like a Dr. Phil want-a-be but are you sure you are bored? That probably sounds stupid, but I find myself thinking I am bored when in reality I am anxious about something. With me I have too many things started most of the time or one particular thing is bothering me and as soon as I get it handled the bored feeling is gone. Like I said I don't mean to be practicing doctoring I am just sharing what I feel at times. Maybe this will help somebody even if it doesn't pertain to you.
Hi, Mary. I'm in Oklahoma, too. :-) It sounds like you don't have any problems getting out and about, so I'd suggest finding ways to volunteer in your community. I volunteer at my daughter's school several times a week. Even if her teacher is all caught up, the library always has books that need to be shelved. There are other places that would love to have some help, any day of the week.
I'm hoping we're all finished with snow for the season. It's time to get back into the yard and start battling those weeds! I take a radio out with me and try to find a talk show to listen to. If I don't like any of the talk shows, I can listen to my MP3 player. My mom loves her MP3 player, too. I put a bunch of audio books onto hers, so she can work and listen at the same time.
I hope you find something that occupies your time. Best of luck!
My parents and I play solitair. We know 4 different games. One person deals out the cards and the other two kibitz. Its a fun quick way to kill some time.
Find craft projects, there is scrapbooking, reading, embroidery, making greeting cards. I can find all kinds of things to do. Right now my main thing is scrapbooking and reading. Next week I will do a little sewing, then in the middle of the week put everything away to start making room for Easter company.
I pick up litter while out walking. I walk the road in my community about once a week and this keeps it looking nice. With my reach extender, I can grab a cigarette butt and put it in the bag and not even break my stride. To me, that's fun! Picking up litter is good exercise and much easier than housework.
I have some other great places to walk and I do try to walk most every day. Walking makes me feel good. When I don't walk, I feel sluggish.
Getting outside gives me a boost. Keeping my community clean gives me pride and the personal satisfaction is rewarding. I very seldom get lonely, bored or depressed.
If you want to make a difference and keep your neighborhood litter free and you don't want to do it alone, grab a friend and clean up a spot and keep it clean. It will not take long for you to feel ownership and be obsessed with picking up litter.
Do you have a garden?I stay busy with mine & other things,we live in the city & made a raisedbed garden that will last a life time,I grow fresh veggies all the time also have lot of flowers,I share both with friends & neighbors,I also walk at least a mile every day & get to know people in our sub division.
I do lot of research online & watch the Dr's shows ,the ones you can ask question online & learn something about how to eat right & etc,I never watch soaps, just want to learn all I can about how to stay healthy & not gain wt & to keep our sugar down with out meds. You can also go visit the sick in hospitals & nursing homes. Just ask at the front desk who needs visitors. They'll be very proud to see anybody, good luck.
I don't have time to get bored, I always keep busy and find something to do. My husband and I are very active in our church. I try and exercise 3 or more times per week by walking on the treadmill. We are very active with Vietnam Veterans of America and I make and donate hand-crafted items every year for their annual scholarship spaghetti dinner. I'll be starting on next years projects very soon.
I've crocheted six six lap afghans and have donated them to a V.A. Hospital. My husband and I borrow DVD movies from our public library and we watch them at night on our computer. We're also active members of a senior citizen group. I'm busier now being retired, then when I was in the working world.
Hello! I am so anti boredom! I hate it because I feel like I'm wasting my time when I'm bored. I spin yarn, which is soooo interesting and fun, as well as knit, sew dolls and all kinds of things!
Go to swapbot.com and look around. It takes a minute to figure out what's going on, but is great fun and a good challenge when you get going! Also, ravelry.com if you know how or would like to learn to knit and crochet! Huge community of fiber artists there! Hope that helps! Betsy
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