what do you do when you are bored?

@yanstill (1491)
China
September 3, 2007 4:28am CST
sometimes i am bored with what i am doing now,and sometimes i feel i have nothing to do,actually i dont know what to do.do you have this kind of experience? how do you overcome it? i feel i am just wasting my time,sitting there,and being online without a purpose.after a summer holiday,i really need to adjust myself. i feel that when i dont want to do something,because it still doesnt meet the deadline,i think i still have a long time to do it,why not do it tomorrow?and when tomorrow comes,i put it off to another tomorrow...i hate this kind of me,but what can i do,how can i change myself? this reminds me the frog staying in the warm water,at first it is comfortable,then,as the water becomes hotter,the frog forgot how to jump out of the water,only because it is accustomed to that.will i be that frog?
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@subathra (3519)
• India
3 Sep 07
very rarely i have this feeling.I have lots of work to complete but still feel lazy and sit without doign nothing passing my valuable time..postponing the work for the other day and keep wasting my time. dont worry it is a common feeling with all human being but we need to adopt some changes to overcome this laziness.we need to motivate ourselves with some work that will keep us engaged.Nowadays i get very little spare time and i see that i take enough rest and prepare myself to face the regular routine.Keep going..
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
3 Sep 07
sometimes i really hope i am very busy so that i will have no time to think about these things.i feel sad when i am wasting time,but i am still doing it.i think i should make some plans or something.thank you Subathra,i feel much better now.i really need motivation,from others,and from myself.
@subathra (3519)
• India
3 Sep 07
dear yanstill, good to see that you are feeling better now.Like you say everything will change oneday..you will find no spare time and will be busy.I think keeping ourselves busy gives us a feeling of self confidence and acheivement.Best of luck for your future.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Sep 07
thank you.i'll do my best.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 07
I believe you were used to relaxing in your summer holiday for quite a long period. It’s normal for you to feel depressed and uncertain when returned to real life again. I think later as time passes you will get accustomed to it. I did have experience of depression in the course of changing of life styles, like from busy life to relaxing, from activity to loneliness. Whenever I come across this situation I always to try to have myself occupied with something new, interesting and challenging adventures. There will be no end for repetition of days. It is true that there will be lots of tomorrows. The point is how to make the tomorrows fruitful and meaningful. To procrastinate is always a bad policy in life. The incidence of the frog is a thoughtful story. The frog would eventually die because of the increasing of temperature. It was so accustomed to the gradual change in environment that it never realized the serious consequence at all. In man bad habits are always cultivated slowly in this way. Hi yanstill, set up a goal in life and strive to achieve it.
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
5 Sep 07
thank you Lkbooi.sometimes i felt you like a teacher,you always have the ability to make me clear things about life.and now i am much more clear about what my next step should be,i really should set my shorterm and longterm goal.thanks again,you helped me a lot.
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 07
Hi yanstill, you are most welcome and thanks for your compliment. I have nothing better except a little more experience in life lol... I’m glad to know that you are going to set for your ideal target for short term as well as long term. Btw here are few words to say, uncertainty of love or lack of affection could also induce spiritual and emotional depression. In addition moral support of friendship could also bring hope and light to life. Best wishes.
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
5 Sep 07
:) when i saw what you said,it reminds me my parents,they gave me moral support,every time i call them,i regain hope and motivation.maybe this is the power of love. thank you Lkbooi,best wishes to you.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
3 Sep 07
I'm sure you won't become that frog Yanstill! I think everyone has times when they feel lethargic (no energy, sleepy, bored and listless), and procrastination is very easy isn't it? But when I feel like this, I just say to myself "Right, it's time to do that work now", and make myself do it. I think everyone has that bit of themself that can be strict with themselves, and you just have to say "Right!" and just get on with your work. Doing your work, or setting yourself a task, and doing it with a sense of purpose will stop you from feeling lethargic, and will make you feel a sense of accomplishment, and that's the answer to stopping yourself feeling bored! I know you can do it, and I know you will do it!! "Procrastination is the thief of time" is an old English saying, and it's true! Make the most of every minute, and life will be full of energy and accomplishment - don't let procrastination steal your time :-) All the best Yanstill, and it's lovely to be able to answer one of your questions again!! I hope you had a lovely rest over the Summer, and I hope you soon feel re-energised and ready to get stuck in to your studies!!
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Sep 07
thank you for your encouragement.right,:)i can do it and i am going to do it,get rid of my bad habit and laziness.i like the old saying you mentioned,"Procrastination is the thief of time",i'll put it on the wall of my bed so i can see it every day.
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12 Sep 07
Good on you Yanstill! Well done - that's the spirit :-) I know you can do it, and you already are doing! And starting a new hobby like cross-stitch is a very positive pro-active thing to do! It means that even when you've done your studies for the day, you can be doing that whilst you relax at the same time :-) Down with lethargy, and up with doing the things you need to, and want to do! Bye for now, and keep up the good work :-)
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7 Sep 07
I am a student.I dont know what do you do.If you are a student too,then I can say that maybe students all have this problems. When I am bored,I will go to playground to play basketball alone,or running.If you have seen the moive CHONGQING FOREST,maybe you can remember the hero Jin Chengwu.I just choose the method he used. And the most important thing is I know everything wrong will go away,difficulty is just transitorily
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
7 Sep 07
chongqing forrest?i've heard of it,but didnt see it before. the hero,you chose the method he used?i am curious what kind of method it is,i'll see that film if i have time.
• United States
3 Sep 07
Hello Yanstill! Well what I do whenever I'm bored, I go out of our yard and lay on the grass and watch the sky. It's always so relaxing for me and its free. as for the frog did you dream of that story?
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
3 Sep 07
i am a frog under the well.i hope i can broden my view and do things that are meaningful. watch the sky is a good idea,and fresh air. :)
7 Sep 07
I am a student.I dont know what do you do.If you are a student too,then I can say that maybe students all have this problems. When I am bored,I will go to playground to play basketball alone,or running.If you have seen the moive CHONGQING FOREST,maybe you can remember the hero Jin Chengwu.I just choose the method he used. And the most important thing is I know everything wrong will go away,difficulty is just transitorily
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
i have the same problem like yours,all you have to do is drag your self to do it.that's i do when i have things to do.i pushed my self to do it. first of all you need to know your priorities in life.if it is important to you then do it.
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@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
bored - bored? there are many interesting things to do on the Internet
I have a high tolerance for boredom. I rarely get bored, especially since there are lots of interesting things to do online. When I do get bored I like to go to the mall. Regarding your problem, I like the feeling of finishing my work early so that I can relax already. Let me share my motto: Work now. Relax later. Achieve now. Celebrate later. Earn now. Spend later.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
5 Sep 07
thanks for your responding and your motto. i like your avator,it's a dragon,dragon has a special meaning to me.
• China
4 Sep 07
if i am bored,i want to run
@yanstill (1491)
• China
5 Sep 07
forrest?
• United States
3 Sep 07
I do feel like this occasionally, and when I do I take my dogs or sometimes just myself and go for a long walk. It energizes me and also helps to clear my head so that I can come back home and tackle the things that I have been putting off. I think most everyone feels this way from time to time, it is just a natural part of life. We just need to teach ourselves to overcome it.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
5 Sep 07
thank you.your way of overcome it is really a good one.if there's sea in my place,i love to be at sea side and clear my head.
• United States
3 Sep 07
I play the computer and video games and watch TV.
• China
27 Oct 07
If I were in your shoe,I will go fishing or meet my old classmates.Then you can get fish back and have a delicious dinner,or you can recollect your happy time.In my view,they are all meaningful
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
Sometimes, I just go rest for a while and sleep. As I wake up, I try not to think much about being bored and look for something that is worth to do, like doing household chores, play video games and strum my guitar as I belt out!;) But if I am already used to all of this stuffs, I go out and visit my friends to have fun and enjoy chatting with them. I believe that there are things that somehow miss, but never come to realizr it unless we explore and re-create ourselves!;)
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Sep 07
recreate ourselves,wise remarks.i think i can try something new,maybe an adventure.
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
3 Sep 07
if i am bored then i will do three things: 1, give my boyfriend a call, and know what is he doing. 2, dance with music, i want to lose weight now. 3, read a book.it can make me calm in few minutes. sometimes i will eat my favorite food, it is up to my mood at that time, so it is not regular things i must do. but i am sure that if i'm boring then i must do something.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Sep 07
good advice. :) i need to do something to make myself happier if i am bored.read a book or eat something,i like that.
• China
11 Apr 10
maybe,you can make a plan,if you are a student,you can make a study ,if you are a office workers,you can plan how to outstand from your work,in a word,we should plan our life.
@Lychee (16)
• China
27 Jul 09
You are not the only one who have such a feeling.I kill boring time with watching tv show..or comdey moive~
@Thelmaxt (14)
• China
16 Jul 09
when i'm bored, i do a relax. here there are many ways to have a relax,such as do exercise, listen to mp4, chatting,meditatiom,but you should choose which one you'd like to or you thought this is useful.usually when i'm irritable, i usually prefer to walking with my mp4 by myself.surely, the quiet place is my first choise.don't be worried that doing nothing is just wasting time.More haste,less speed.when i felt i had nothing to do, i tried my best to think why i was in this situation .to find the inner reson and to solve is the right way.
@yanjiaren (9050)
29 Oct 07
I don't get much time to be bored lol.actually I don't have enough hours in the day lol to do all the things I want to do and that frstrates em just a little bit.So sorry I ahven't been much on Mylot lately as I have been so busy growing my busiensses but I haven'r forgotten everyone and I do want to be here far more often..Thank you somuch always for your friendship.Hope tosee you come here again..
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
25 Oct 07
Hi, Boring can be make enjoyable according the facilities that I possess at that time. At home if electricity is available I rarely get bored. Out side if there is nothing to do I may get bored I may just like to have nap or just do something with my mobile phone.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
24 Oct 07
When I am bored I go to sleep. Then I wake up and feel energised and want to do 10,000 things all at once!
@subha12 (18462)
• India
20 Sep 07
I try to read some interesting book. Or else I try to do some activities which will break the monotony. If I find nothing helpful, then I sleep.