What do you do when you are bored?

January 12, 2009 5:35am CST
Hi there and thanks for dropping in on my discussion. I just thoght I would ask what you like to do when you are bored? I know with the internet and games consoles there is never really any need to be bored and with nothing to do, but what are your favourties things to do to stop yourself from being bored? Do you like to read or browse the net? Watch TV? Eat? I have a really short attention span and I get bored very easily so I always try to do lots of things at once or do something and then stop, do something else and then return to the first thing to stop myself from putting it off altogether, especially housework!
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Hi there! Since I am a home buddy person I seldom get bored. But if ever I do, I always find a lot of things to help time pass. I try to do the things that I like especially my hobbies. I like cross stitching, reading books, answering my cross word puzzles and of course spending time here in mylot. Usually these things are enough to keep me busy. Sometimes if I'm not in the mood to do my hobbies, I jut clean the house and organize my stuffs or play with my pets. Ciao!
12 Jan 09
My pets ease my boredom too. I have a very playful cat called Max and a hamster called Guinness and they help to keep me amused. Sometimes they are a pain though, I don't really enjoy cleaning the hamster out but it's gotta be done and it gives me something to occupy my mind!
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Yes indeed having pets can occupy our time and mind. And yes again, they can sometimes be a pain in the neck too. But we love them as always.
@moneymaya (901)
• India
12 Jan 09
even though I don't have such condition ,since I have routeen time schedule yeh at the free time I wanna listen light music, watching movies and reading books ,thanks
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• United States
12 Jan 09
I do a lot of things when I am bored. I watch television, I do house work. I will sometime pick up a book and read it but one of the things I do the most when I'm bored is call up a friend to talk or search the web or do what I'm doing right now respond to a discussion.......Great Day!
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• Philippines
12 Jan 09
i do anything and everything that satisfy like checking my diary, reading reading anything interesting like bible and comics, chatting with friends around..if they are not online..i go for a true friend who real exist in person..i gonna text them or call them ..or if not i go alone in the church then have my silent prayer..or if i have nothing to do more...and if none of them can do..i better sleep., to forget my boresome.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Hi, Wow, glad to see I'm not the only one that can't sit still. Even if I am watching something on television, I have to keep my hands busy. For example, right now, I am sitting here reading discussions and watching CSI on DVD on the television. If this doesn't help keep me occupied enough, I will start to work on a craft, for example, crocheting, painting, cross-stitch. The sky is the limit. I also like to play games, but at times, I can get bored easily by them and have to find something else to do. Since I love to write and love to help people as much as I can, I can combine the two on this site which is great. However, there are times that I can't seem to get enough answers in or I spend more time reading and then don't feel it necessary to respond because someone else has said something I would have already.
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Hi there miss Berlee! When I am bored, I like to go online, surf the internet, post here in Mylot, play MU Philippines Online and Neopets, update my friendster account and view my old friends and relatives' pages. Sometimes, I also like to watch TV. Especially when there is a good movie airing. I also like some tv series like Friends, Charmed, gossip Girl, Will and Grace and some reality shows. I also like reading. I am currently re-reading Janet Fitch's White Oleander. I don't get tired of reading it. It is really interesting and the writing is excellent. I like listening to music too. Especially RnB. My favorite artists are Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna.
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• India
12 Jan 09
hi Missberlee I usually call my friends, watch t.v, play some games, or i simply go to sleep. lol..that is the best way to passtime.
@hitendr8 (41)
• India
12 Jan 09
Always I try to see some dream when I getting bored. I think we should see some great future when we are getting bored.
• India
12 Jan 09
when I'm bored, I just like to read books.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
When I'm bored after surfing the net I spend my time with my little garden I will trim dried leaves and add some new variety of plant.When I'm tired I will watch television or listen to music.If I'm still bored I will go to my grand kids house and spend my time with them and try to play with them.That is the most effective way for me to ease boredom.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I'm like you in that I have my ability to concentrate gets worse every year and I tend to do many things at the same time, especially online. When I get really bored I will turn off my computer (which is rare) and just sit and be quiet inside myself and try to experience the Now while cuddling with Mija on the couch. When she is purring while I'm doing this it makes everything so much the better! That really seems to be a healing thing for me. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
• Canada
21 Jan 09
i have a very short attention span as well i will alternate between watching some tv reading some and surfing the big wide web.
@ste333 (45)
• Germany
18 Jan 09
I listen to music, a watch a film or a documentation on TV, I create some web pages, I read a lot (ie MyLot), I write reviews, I write on discussions, I learn some languages, I think a lot, I care about my cats, I eat, I drink, and so on.
• India
18 Jan 09
oh...thats abit tough question............well truely i don't do anything when i got bored i just switch on tv or computer and do my entertaintment.........but my favt. thing when i got bored is to play cricket and basketball......during these activities i enjoy a lot............as my frnd and me use to play it
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
18 Jan 09
I have no good idea. Usually, when I feel bore, I will put all things on hand off, and go to bed to have a nap. I think life without a goal is boring. So in bed, I try to set a goal for me, so that I will find out what i should to do, and make put a plan for it. With things have to do, life will not so boring, and may change to meaningful.
@balasri (26553)
• India
16 Jan 09
I start mylotting.Better cure to beat up boredom.
• United States
15 Jan 09
A lot of times I just sit and think and then fall asleep.
@ibabyqin (44)
• China
15 Jan 09
FOr me, the way is to listen to radio, call friends,surf internet, etc. If you really CAN'T find the way, you can sleep, or just be in a daze.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Quite often I eat when I'm bored, but the food never satisfies me, so I walk around the house until I flop down somewhere.
@pitstryke (310)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I like watching movies and playing computer games. I like texting also as my past time. Sometimes I listen to music and read something. I am a little moody so I really don't have any particular past time.
• United States
14 Jan 09
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