Added: Jayvon Widener - Date: 06.02.2022 01:49 - Views: 21599 - Clicks: 3735
The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war. So the short answer: just find things to entertain yourself. Keep your mind busy. Challenge yourself. Talk to somebody. Break out of your mold. Is your job that boring? Are you really doing what you want to be doing? Is there a way to start pursuing something better? Or are you already in a great job, but something or someone is holding you back? And what can you do to improve the situation? The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Create a new challenge. I think this is by far the best thing on the list, but you may differ. So instead of waiting for someone to create a challenge for you, do it yourself. How can you challenge yourself? Set a new goal at work. Challenge yourself to produce more than ever. Explore new projects. Set personal goals and pursue them. Whatever excites you.
Pursue your next job. But instead of quitting right away, start lining up your next gig first. Look around for openings, call people, update your and submit it to a few places, pick up a few applications, send out some feelers.
List your life goals. What is it you want to accomplish in life? Not just with work, but personally? Then choose one of those goals to achieve this year. Get the ball rolling. Do this every day — move yourself closer to that goal. Read Zen Habits. Or whatever your favorite distraction is. Declutter your workspace. How can I simplify this? Right now my desk is a table, Not working looking for some fun iMac, an nothing else. No files, no papers, no office supplies, nothing. Everything is done on my computer, and I love it that way.
Nothing on my walls. You may not need anything as spartan as that, but decluttering can be a lot of fun. Pursue a hobby. My hobby until it became a profession was blogging … I would do it at work in my spare time, or before or after work. Not everyone can pursue their hobby at work — the model airplane glue might bother your coworkers, for example — but sometimes you can just Not working looking for some fun about it while at work. I was upfront about my blogging and freelancing at work with my boss, btw, but many people get away with doing it on the sly.
Make your work a game. You can make a game out of anything. See how many widgets you can crank in 10 minutes. Pretend that your coworkers are evil villains. Imagine that you are a CIA agent in disguise, and no one knows. Or a fairy princess. Whatever floats your boat. Whatever you call it, you can improve your knowledge online in any area — whether that be work-related or not. Be your own college instructor. Improve your skills. Along the same lines: choose a skill that needs sharpening, and challenge yourself to get better at it.
Perfect your skills — you can use it to further your career, get a new job, or become self-employed. Play Sudoku. Perhaps not the most intellectual game of all time, or the most exciting … but I still find it a lot of fun. Choose a soothing desktop picture. I will go online, to flickr or some desktop wallpaper website and browse around until I find a very simple, soothing picture. I do this maybe every month or so. Do some pushups and crunches. Take a day or two off.
Sometimes you just need to refresh yourself, recharge your batteries before starting again. Veg out, or read, or sleep, or exercise, or whatever. Get your mind off work. Think about your priorities. Get out in nature. Reconnect with your life. Take a walk. I need to get that blood circulating!
Go outside, walk around, look at people, look at nature, think about your day and your life and the people in it. Drink some water. Dehydration can make us tired and sluggish. Water can refresh us.
Keep that water coming all day long — you may need to pee more though. Call a loved one. I like to carry a novel everywhere I go. Start writing your novel. Well, start getting it out, mister. Just start by writing some notes, thinking about characters and plot and what the hell this book is about anyway. Take a nap. Create a new project or role. If things are stagnating at work, start something new. Create and innovate.
What can you do that has a lasting impact for your company and for yourself, for your career? You might need to talk to your boss, but sometimes you can just start doing something and inform the higher-ups later. Write a love letter. If you have a ificant other, write a letter telling them why you love them.
is fine, but pen and paper are even better. Do one small thing to make yourself wealthier. Write a blog post. This is something I love to do when things get slow. I can always post it later if necessary.
Do an errand. It gets you moving, it gets you away from the scene of your boredom, and it accomplishes something useful. Update your personal finances.
I considered other online solutions, but personally, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Got some spare time? Meditate at your desk. Some people would say this is just a fancy term for taking a nap. But for me the key is not to fall asleep, but to close my eyes and focus on my breathing. Nothing new-agey about this — it brings your focus back to the present and calms you. I say, two birds, one stone. Organize your files.Not working looking for some fun
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