Right now I’m a little bit brain-fried due to fast-approaching deadlines, frustrating writer’s block and other things going on in my personal life, so please forgive me while I deviate from the normal western-focused topics we normally discuss here and go off on a tangent.
The thing is, when I was trying to come up with a topic for this post, I stumbled on a reference to the fact that July was Anti-boredom Month.
My first thought was that it has been absolute eons since I faced anything approaching boredom :)
My second was how in the world did that come about? I mean, how does one determine that such a thing needs to be recognized on a national level with an annual commemoration? And even if someone decides that it does indeed deserve such recognition, how does one go about putting it in action?
But I’m not going to answer any of those questions today, I’m just going to talk about how I personally fight boredom.
- Of course, the first boredom fighter on my list is probably one that everyone of you has in your personal arsenal as well – that of curling up with a good book. But beyond that, there are several things I like to do with my ‘spare time’.
- I love going to estate sales – rummaging around in someone else’s things and hunting for vintage treasures is such fun.
- I also like experimenting in the kitchen – taking favorite dishes I’ve eaten at restaurants or a friends’ homes and coming up with my own versions.
- Calling up friends I haven’t seen in a while just for a chat or to catch up with what’s happened in their lives since we last talked is another way to get my energy back up and get me fired up to tackle whatever comes next.
- And, when time allows, taking a road trip with friends is also a way to give me a fresh perspective on life.
So what about you? Is there something that gets you energized and refocused when you’re facing the ho-hum of boredom?