So Bored!

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@akalinus (12428)
United States
May 18, 2016 6:42pm CST
Big problem here. I have been bored for the last couple of days. I am not interested in doing anything, and I don't care much about it. I don't know why.There is really no reason. Does anyone have any suggestions? What do you do when you are bored and don't care less?
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@DaddyEvil (21254)
• United States
19 May 16
I am sorry you feel that way, Jo Ann! You must be missing something in your life and you are just noticing it now. If you could figure out what that something is, maybe that would let you turn loose of the boredom and unrest? No, I'm sorry, again. I've never felt that way and have no idea what you might be missing. (I don't necessarily mean you have lost anything, but maybe you have misplaced something, if that makes sense?) Have you recently given up anything that you could be wishing you had again? (For example, have you recently quit working out?) Have any family members recently passed or moved away and you wish they were back? A best friend moved away or gotten married lately? (That can feel the same as if they have recently passed away.) I don't normally get bored. When I feel any twinge of boredom, I go pester @TheHorse, @Daljinder, @silvermist, @Drosophila, @mommaj, @UR_Forever_Raja, @purplealabaster or any number of others on myLot. There are a lot of people on this site I consider friends, and they will all help me out, if I ask. Heck, I've even gone looking for you a few times to help me over a feeling that something wasn't quite right, @akalinus . (I know I didn't tell you I was looking for you, but I don't tell anyone else I am looking for them unless it has been several weeks since I spoke with them and I am beginning to worry/wonder if everything is alright with them.) I do hope things smooth out for you! Good luck!
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
Ah, thanks. I love it if I can cheer you or anyone else up. I think I miss my son being here, He is spending days at a time with his girlfriend in another city. That is as it should be, but a change. I think it is so hot and I am just in the doldrums. I guess I need to get a life, or something.
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@mommaj (22768)
• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus I do have the same problem sometimes. It's almost like nothing seems quite as fun as it did so you don't have the gumption to do it anymore. @DaddyEvil usually helps with our boredom, but hey if he looks for us for something to do, I'm not going to say anything different.
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@DaddyEvil (21254)
• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus I like being able to cheer others up, too. I will go out of my way to make a totally honest and aboveboard remark/comment funny if I can see a way to do that. It does warm the cockles of my heart when I get to leave someone smiling instead of frowning. It really wouldn't be appropriate or desirable to call your son to suggest he come home, either. He might get the idea that you like him and try to take advantage of that fact! (You know, ask for more money or to be able to stay away longer than the amount of time you agreed with or a later curfew or... who knows the minds of kids these days?)
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
19 May 16
This is the second post i've read about being bored today. Here's what I do just to answer your question: 1. I mylot. I have friends here with great sense of humour they make me laugh all the time when I'm here. 2. I work on my planner journals by decorating them. 3. I chat with my French friend who talks about how difficult life is. It makes me think, I'm luckier. 4. I go shopping. 5. I watch Korean tv series, Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and The Strain. 6. I do yoga three times a week, it breaks my monotonous schedule. 7. I take my mountain bike or my road bike and cycle for about 20 kilometres with an average speed of 25kmph.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
All good suggestions, thanks for sharing. Mylot does get pretty funny at times. Some of the people on here are hilarious and I always look forward to seeing that they have posted. I won't name them because I will forget somebody and make them feel bad.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
19 May 16
@akalinus Sure, i don't name names for the same reason lol
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@DaddyEvil (21254)
• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus I don't mind naming some of the people I go looking for to cheer me up when something has me down. If they are really my friends, they won't mind if I forget their name.
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• United States
19 May 16
I escape into a book, drawing pad, food ingredients etc . . . I rarely get bored but when it hits, a nap helps ! Did you try that for a fresher perspective ?
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
No, I didn't but will keep it in mind. I was tired.
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• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus ah then tiredness requires sleepfulness !
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I really have not felt well since I had a high fever a week or so ago. Maybe, it just takes time.
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@Daljinder (19583)
• India
19 May 16
I research and read random things on internet. I write stories. Of course there is myLot and all friends here know how to turn things around. LOL Music and sleep are my very last resort.
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• India
20 May 16
Read Random things? or you found yourself at random position when you start your research We know what ? Turn things around ? Let me turn you on ... DJ check? Checked Power cable check ? Checked Plugged to DJ's socket. Power On DJ wale babu mera gana chala do ( it's a song ) Yo! DJ is on
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
20 May 16
@UR_Forever_Raja You are so funny. You made me laugh.
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@Daljinder (19583)
• India
20 May 16
@UR_Forever_Raja DJ is clueless about this song...
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@carebear29 (24796)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
18 May 16
I know the feeling. Just MyLot away
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
18 May 16
That's what I am doing. I can usually thing of funny or clever answers but it is not working today. That's a bummer.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
Are you doing okay?
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@carebear29 (24796)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
19 May 16
@akalinus I am. Just thinking again
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@bunnybon7 (31631)
• Holiday, Florida
18 May 16
wish I could tell you. just watch movies or write here. lol.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
I know I need to shower, I'm sitting here washing away in a sea of sweat.
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@allknowing (54688)
• India
19 May 16
Everyone goes through these kind of phases. You will be back and active before you know it.
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@Blondie2222 (16910)
• United States
19 May 16
When I am bored I like to read, play video games, color or go outside and take a walk. I find some things to do as I get bored easily too. Hope you are able to find things to keep yourself occupied.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
I do have one of those adult coloring books and some markers. I could not find colored pencils at a reasonable price so using Dollar Tree markers and crayons for now. Not very good at it anyway.
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@Blondie2222 (16910)
• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus we have a discount store called Ollies and I found the colored pencils there for like 3 dollars, i stocked up. I love my adult coloring books
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
@Blondie2222 I looked in Dollar Tree. None there. They were frightfully expensive on Amazon. Will get some, I just wanted something right away. Crayon mixed with marker gives some pretty good results.
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19 May 16
Thanks Jo. It also happened with me once. Once my tenure in one office ended and I was jobless for 5 months and everyday applied for new jobs. I got very bored.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
I can only imagine. It feels better when there is a steady income coming in.
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19 May 16
@akalinus Thanks Jo for the comments. Once my friend also faced the same position.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
19 May 16
I have never been bored in my life. I always read or do puzzles when I have the time.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
It was more than just boredom yesterday. It was a big case of "I don't careitis." I hate days like that. All these great people really cheered me up.
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@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
19 May 16
i watch movie/s and drink coffee. normally it works for me. it may not work for you but you just gotta do that one thing that you think it might help. just try..
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
I feel better today. It looks like everyone has those days. Talking on here seems to help a lot.
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@Corbin5 (74290)
• United States
19 May 16
I usually read if I am bored. I always have a good novel at the ready to enjoy whenever I have the chance.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
There are so many books and so little time to read them all.
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@JudyEv (92077)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
I think @GardenGerty has the right idea. 'Fake it till you make it' is another way of saying the same thing.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
I like that, but wondering if it always works. Just talking to you all is cheering me up some.
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@marlina (58499)
• Canada
18 May 16
Sometimes we have to "force yourself" to get out of that rut.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
This is true, but sometimes self does not want to cooperate. Just like a little kid.
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@GardenGerty (88933)
• Marion, Kansas
18 May 16
When I want to change my feelings I "act as if". That is, if I want to be engaged or interested in something, I act as if I am interested. If I want to feel positive, I act as if I feel positive. The other thing is that perhaps you are not having enough rest or sleep.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
18 May 16
One thing is I am just discouraged. I do stuff on Swagbucks all day and most of it does not credit. I just can't seem to get anywhere with making a couple of bucks. The other is that I am here all alone and feel like nobody really cares. I know you can't go by feelings but my brain refuses to acknowledge that.
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@NJChicaa (26175)
• United States
18 May 16
Be careful. That is a symptom of depression. Talk to your doctor if this continues.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
18 May 16
He has one answer for everything. Take Tylenol. lol
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@just4him (85322)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
I binge on Netflix. I hope you get out of the boredom fog soon.
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@Tigerz (78)
• Greensboro, North Carolina
19 May 16
Are you depressed? It sounds like your depressed
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
19 May 16
When I feel like that, I either put some music on (because it generally cheers me up) or I read. I'm always in the middle of some book or another so that's easy for me to do. Is there anything that you really enjoying doing? Any hobbies?
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
Good idea. I read every night. Right now, I am reading Gifted Hands about Ben Carson who became a neurosurgeon. It is an inspiring book. It shows how decisions he made when he was young changed the whole direction of his life.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
19 May 16
@akalinus That sounds like a wonderful book! I'll have to give it a read, too! Thanks!
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 May 16
@CRK109 It does not cost much on Amazon, maybe $4 or $5 tops.
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@mythociate (13759)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Jul
I usually do 'whatever I feel it's my responsibility to do.' In a kind of semi-retirement (which I think all retirees are in, since "stuff costs you money" no matter how old you get), so I don't have any "real" responsibility to do anything. (i.e. my main "paycheck" is coming in whether I do stuff or not (as long as it's not a crime)) When I can't really think of anything specific "to do," then I usually 'just do whatever'---online, I go to Facebook and see what my 'friends' are thinking about, then play Facebook-games while watching my notifications to see if they respond to my thoughts about their thoughts or -to something else (maybe -to my boredom or another post I made) offline, I get in bed & turn on my TV to see if there's anything-on Netflix or -recorded on my DVR or -available for free with my NOT-FREE subscription to Amazon Prime (see the link on my myLot profile-page). If not, I can just watch 'an old DVD' or something else to bide my time until something good comes up.
Notifications are updates about Facebook activity.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
25 Jul
Thank you. You seem to have it covered. Some days are just blah.
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