Image by Yassay from Pixabay\n\n\n\nMany times I ask people if they exercise regularly, I receive the response like, \u201cI don\u2019t have time\u201d. Most of the people do not have time, but still, have time to get bored. Boredom is a word becoming popular in society.\n\n\n\nIn today\u2019s era, people have many things which can keep them busy in their lives, which a couple of decades ago were thought impossible to have.\n\n\n\nSmartphones, internet facilities, the latest smart TVs, and many other gadgets are available. People use these devices extremely. How much a person at an average spends time on screen will terrify you.\n\n\n\nAlmost every person in the corporate world has to use either computer or smartphone for their day-to-day business. \n\n\n\nOverwhelming situation in the information world\n\n\n\nThough information is available on the internet for everyone, people get benefit from shared information and experiences from individuals around the world, too much use of digital information keeps them away from physical activities.\n\n\n\nInteracting with people around the world has become so easy\nthat it was not possible a couple of decades ago. Computer and internet have\ntransformed the way we used to make friends and get to know each other. There\nis no boundary to get in touch with old school friends or make new interactions\nwithin a couple of clicks. Social media has become common and some people use\nit excessively on a daily basis. \n\n\n\nEverybody wants to know everything, regardless if that\ninformation is useful or not. While digital technology has brought so many\nbenefits, it has carried many adverse effects on human life too.\n\n\n\nIn spite of having all entertainment sources available, why\ndo people get bored?\n\n\n\nWhy people get bored?\n\n\n\nBoredom hits when a person says to subconscious mind that I want to do something more important than what I am doing right now. It is an emotional and psychological state when a person thinks there is nothing to do, not interested in doing certain activities or feels dreary.\n\n\n\nIf a person is not satisfied with the present activity, searches for more engaging and passionate things to do in life, he or she gets bored. Numerous times it is true because, the record of the time we spent watching TV, online shows, playing online games, drifting on social media, surfing irrelevant information on internet, or just searching for fun, is huge. The mind keeps wandering what to do next. Sometimes we get pleasure out of these activities, but it is temporary.\n\n\n\nShort term pleasure VS long term happiness\n\n\n\nWe misinterpret our pleasure time with happiness. We temporarily fulfill our desires spending time on TV, the internet, social media, playing games, etc. But still, our mind keeps roaming in search of happiness. This is a cycle and it will never end unless a person decides to learn how to get rid of this loop. To get real happiness we need to put some effort. Change in our lifestyle, the way we access the information, and whether it is useful in the current time, is necessary.\n\n\n\nHow to get rid of boredom?\n\n\n\nAdjustments in daily routine can help a person live a happy and successful life.\n\n\n\nIn this blog, I will give some significant ideas, if a\nperson includes in daily routine, he or she can live a joyful life and get rid of\nboredom.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nTry your power of positive thinking\n\n\n\nNegative thinking can push a person to stress, anxiety, or depression. If \u201cI am getting bored\u201d, this sentence repeated often, it can lead a person to depression. With positive thinking, you can make things easy to achieve. Things that otherwise were seemingly impossible can become possible. Believe you can get rid of the dreariness, and you will.\n\n\n\n\u201cBelieve in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.\u201d \u2015 Norman Vincent Peale \n\n\n\nSearch for a unique skill in yourself\n\n\n\nSearch for a unique talent, a skill that can make you proud. Finding your element can be challenging. But with regular monitoring what interest you the best and what you are good at can help you practice and get the best result out of your skills. Don\u2019t put pressure on yourself to find your element right now, instead, allow yourself to explore your true potentials.\n\n\n\nWhen you get healthier results, your inspiration is high to achieve more. Some people get joy in cooking, painting, music, singing, or reading books, etc. If you are interested in cooking, try different recipes. Try new experiments to know what you are good at.\n\n\n\nWhen you get a job that you love, you do not need to work anymore, your work becomes your passion. Your attention is at a peak and your mind is always present in the moment. Thus, there is no place in cognizance to get bored.\n\n\n\n\u201cGod, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.\u201d \u2013 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam \n\n\n\nTry to learn something new\n\n\n\nIt can be anything, from learning a new language, skill, or just know how to paint. Engage yourself in learning what you think more meaningful for yourself. Learn by experimenting it. Try various methods to achieve good results. Use different tools and learn how to use them. Learning new things is fun, it will keep you away from boredom.\n\n\n\nSocial engagement\n\n\n\nMeeting people can help us get rid of boredom swiftly. Do not misread meeting people with online meeting. Meet people in the office, at a restaurant, coffee shops, or at the park. Social engagement is the biggest antidote for dispersion. Invest your time in your family members, friends, and relatives.\n\n\n\nSocial engagement gives you a sense of being part of society and the wisdom of being in the right place. For some reason, if you have lost connection with your loved ones, accept responsibility and progress small steps forward to re-build it. It will help you in the long run to kill your boredom.\n\n\n\nRead books\n\n\n\nReading develops our thoughts, give us endless knowledge and examples for us to learn from. Books are our best friends. Just the way we need exercise to keep our body fit, reading books can keep our mind healthy. \n\n\n\nRemember, leaders, are readers! \n\n\n\nIf you read autobiography of successful people, you will notice that they invest their time in reading books. Know the location of your library well, develop an interest in book reading. Remember, book is the best form of entertainment, it can get you out of boredom. \n\n\n\nReading is one of my favorite hobbies. I can invest hours in reading without getting fed up. If you have a book in your hand, boredom can never touch you. \n\n\n\n\u201cIf you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.\u201d \u2013 Roald Dahl \n\n\n\nMeditate\n\n\n\nLearning how to meditate will not only give you control over your thought focus, it will also inject long-lasting benefits in your life. It lowers the blood pressure, keeps your thoughts in control, and preserve you in now moment. There are many health benefits from meditation, some of them are listed below\n\n\n\nLower\nblood pressureImproved\nblood circulationLess\nanxietyLower\nblood cortisol levelsMore\nfeelings of well-beingLess\nstressDeeper\nrelaxation\n\n\n\nNext time when you think you are getting bored, meditate and\nget rid of boredom.\n\n\n\nDaily physical exercise\n\n\n\nRegular exercise helps generating hormones like Endorphins in our brain, which enhances our mood and help to boost our happiness.\n\n\n\nDo not sit for a long time in front of a TV or on your desk at office. Recent studies show that too much sitting at your office desk is as bad as smoking.\n\n\n\nLong sitting hours can lead to many health problems, like, obesity, joint pain, heart disease, diabetes, etc.\n\n\n\nWhen you are in the office and your job is sitting all the time in front of a computer, make sure you move around every hour or at least stand-up and stretch yourself for some time. Take an opportunity to walk when you receive a call on your cell phone. In this way, you can walk while you talk.\n\n\n\nForty minutes to one hour daily walk keeps us active all day. Physical exercise help our mind to think critically, we get new ideas and it helps reduce our stress. Resulting, no negative thoughts appear in mind and you have no time to get bored.