Do you ever feel bored?

United States
November 1, 2006 1:37am CST
I feel as though sometimes I am in a constant battle with boredom. I've been on each sides of the spectrums; i've been bored in the sense that i'm doing absolutely nothing, literally, and then in that other sense where I am keeping myself busy, doing seemingly productive things, and yet I am still bored. I classify boredom similiarly with feelings of lethargy, and depression. Whenever I get the thoughts that i'm bored, and unhappy, I always try to change everything I am doing around. But that never seems to solve my problems. Instead I am distracted for a bit, then complete the full circle of the motions, and I am of course right back where I started. I've looked for solutions to boredom in many different areas; locations, people, dabbling in hobbies that seem interesting, jobs, the list goes on. I like to read alot, aside from just novels, I read things like self-help books, motivational books, and alot of books on spirituality. I'm beginning to recognize the problems that I am having aren't about externally what's going on around me, but the fact that i'm not happy doing what I do, and changing what I physically and doing does nothing but side swipe my problem. I know this might sound like a far stretch, but i've been getting really into meditation lately and it's helped me. I'm not sure if anyone can relate to what i'm talking about, there are many different ways to meditate, but what I do is close my eyes and I have this place inside my mind, I visualize it, and me there. The longer, and more often I do this, the easier it is to stay concentrated. To ward off these feelings of depression and boredom, I turn to this solution. Whenever I get that feeling, that pang in my stomach that makes me reconsider how happy I actually am, I close my eyes and slip into the space in my head. I'd love to hear how other people cope with these feelings, because I know i'm not unique when it comes to feeling as I do so often.
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@stezieb (2185)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I am always bored. That is why I am here on MyLot a lot of the time.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
17 Nov 06
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