What do you mean you're "bored"?

Malaysia
November 23, 2017 7:05am CST
I seem to have a hard time understanding people who often say they're bored and don't have anything to do. Maybe it's just the different ways people deal with boredom, I don't know. I see free time as the time for me to do something I enjoy doing. Something that's not work, something that I don't consider a chore. But something, nonetheless. (There's always myLot, of course. ) So how can someone not have anything to do?? Do you get bored easily? How do you deal with boredom?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Nov
I don't understand that either. I can always find something to do. Then again my parents have always taught me to entertain myself so I don't need anyone or anything to entertain me. =)
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@bunnybon7 (33054)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Nov
there you go. and you are mature. that is why too
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
I like that attitude! That's so true, I don't see why we should always depend on others to keep us entertained. I experienced living alone for a few years and never had problems finding something to do to keep me happily occupied.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 When i was a kid if we said we are bored and my parents heard they would make us clean. So we always made sure to stay busy doing something. Lol. Now I do the same thing with my own children. If I hear them say they are bored I tell them oh okay, I have plenty of cleaning so you wont be bored anymore. Lol.
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@sharon6345 (110408)
• United States
23 Nov
You know how easy that is simple as pie. Cleaning brings me joy. But I was so bored the other day because I had nothing to clean. You know what I did. I soaked the mop and mopped my house over. I did little things like fluff pillows. I want something like washing laundry and had nothing to wash either.
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@Marty1 (26735)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Nov
I love to do laundry. i do it once a week at least. I do it sometimes twice a week. That is great you like to clean so much as it means you have a clean home. I don't usually clean and have a cleaning service come in every other week.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
That's great, your place must be spotless if you love cleaning that much!
• Malaysia
24 Nov
@Marty1 Laundry isn't at the top of my list of favorite things to do, but like you I always try to settle it because I hate seeing dirty clothes piling up in the basket.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
I never get bored, I always find a way to keep busy and there are so many things I like to do.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
That's good to know. I can't imagine not having anything to do while I'm awake.
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@kiran8 (15216)
• Mangalore, India
23 Nov
I am never bored ever ! There is always something to do inside and outside the house. Also , most days I don't get enough sleep so always ready to take a short nap if I find the time
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
Yes there's always napping too! Actually quick power naps during the day have always helped me, even if I did get enough sleep the night before.
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@kiran8 (15216)
• Mangalore, India
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 Same here , even a few minutes are enough to perk you up .
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@YrNemo (8519)
23 Nov
I often got bored in meetings and some lectures. Gee, some people like to talk and talk and talk (about something which has nothing to do with me or my work, but we the workers often had to sit there, pretend to listen!).
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
That's one legit reason for boredom, I guess. Meetings are never fun especially if they're too long!
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@YrNemo (8519)
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 You were lucky you were not there. Once the speaker was someone who never did science subject and we doubted if she knew anything about electricity. Yet, she gave us a talk about electricity (God related stuff). For that talk, I managed to sketch successfully 3 flies in various positions of flying, parking, and whatever else! (No need to tell you that the lady knew very well what I was doing. I had always been her number one enemy but she was my boss, so there! )
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
@YrNemo Too funny! But that's kind of like a productive kind of boredom you know. Drawing all those flies in all sorts of positions.
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@Marty1 (26735)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Nov
I have so many things I love to do at home and some outside the home that I honestly don't usually have time to be bored! i do spend about half my week with scheduled activities and the other half with things to do on my own which i love. Then there is taking care of my kitty cat that I adore and am thrilled that he let me adopt him!
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
That's awesome, you have a lot of things to keep you occupied then! I'm sure you'd never get bored with a cute cat at home. Sometimes I think people who complain that they're bored just haven't found something that they truly enjoy doing.
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@Marty1 (26735)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 I have too much to keep me busy at home! My kitty keeps me busy for sure as he is always into something!!! i also do a lot of reading, plus am always looking up recipes to try that I have to copy ones i am interested in making!
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@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
23 Nov
Gosh! Boredom is not in my dictionary I always think of something fun to do just to enjoy my day even if I`m stuck at home alone Mylot seems to be my savior
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
High five! I'm a homebody so I wouldn't mind being stuck at home the whole day if it's raining outside or any other reason. I have plenty of unread books on my shelf to help me spend the time.
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• Germany
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 Oh yes!
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@TRBRocks420 (62148)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Nov
Same here my friend, no reason to be bored, there is always something to do.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
I agree. Almost impossible for me to get bored.
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@thelme55 (11806)
• Germany
23 Nov
I don't feel bored as I have a lot of things to do. House chores, reading, writing, mylotting, baking....etc.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
Good to know. House chores is my least favorite but still, it counts as something to do too!
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@peachpurple (11034)
• Malaysia
23 Nov
I am never bored, no time to be bored, nothing to be bored about, my hands are always full and busy
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
Same here. I would feel strange if I complain about having nothing to do at home.
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@peachpurple (11034)
• Malaysia
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 so many chores to do, how to become bored???
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
@peachpurple Exactly my thoughts!
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
24 Nov
I am never bored (or almost never), so much stuff that one can do in this wonderful life of ours.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
That's true, there's always something new to try even if we're tired of doing the same things.
@SIMPLYD (75326)
• Philippines
27 Nov
Oh my, I don't ever feel that way. In fact, I have a lot of things I want to do in a day after my office time but can't do. So much so, that I have to sleep late at night to watch online my missed tv soap aired while I am at the office and playing a bit of my favorite mobile game, while I lie in bed. However, hubby would always show me what he is seeing at YouTube, I can't refuse because it is a chance for us to bond actually. Besides, they are funny videos that make us laugh at loud .
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• Malaysia
27 Nov
I used to feel like that when I had my 9 to 5 job. And sometimes it was so frustrating because I wanted to do a lot of things after work but I was always too tired to do anything besides dinner and sleep.
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@SIMPLYD (75326)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@cahaya1983 I agree. The most that I can do is watch with my hubby on his phone, when he watches funny posts of his friends on FB. We also watch a Filipino having a duet with famous artist like one time with Michael Learn to Rock. Very nice.
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• Malaysia
27 Nov
@SIMPLYD It's nice that you get to spend quality time with your husband.
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
24 Nov
I write, sing, paint.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
What do you write and sing and paint?
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@shubhu3 (13572)
• New Delhi, India
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 I write blogs, articles. I sing English and hindi songs. I paint I will show you one. See this. You will have an idea.
The last night I wasn't able to sleep so thought of painting around 2am in the morning. I did this. It has some mistakes like in making smooth layers of colours...
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• Malaysia
25 Nov
@shubhu3 You're very talented. Thanks for sharing!
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@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
24 Nov
sometimes i get bored listening to a conversation especially if it is a one-sided communication. but i am never bored with my work.
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
I know what you mean. It's easy to lose interest in a conversation that we can't relate to.
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@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
28 Nov
@cahaya1983 indeed, especially if the person you converse with always talks about his success, love life, or bashing somebody. that is not my cup of tea.
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• Malaysia
28 Nov
@ridingbet That's true, I would probably excuse myself before I explode out of boredom.
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@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
24 Nov
I don't like boredom and so avoid it like the plague. Not having anything to do or doing something is not the same as boredom?
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
Well I guess they're kind of related, because you feel bored when you don't have anything to do, right? The thing is I don't understand why it's possible to feel bored because for me my time is occupied with either something I need or want to do.
@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
26 Nov
@cahaya1983 oh sorry I didn't understand what you meant. I thought you were bored. I think people in general can sometimes feel boredom from doing mundane tasks.
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
@Bluedoll No worries Yeah I think it's understandable when people get bored of doing routine stuff, but not when they say it's because they have nothing to do.
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@jstory07 (58411)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Nov
I have so much to do online and offline that I am never bored.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
Internet is a good reason not to be bored for sure. But even without it I still think there are many things to do.
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@jstory07 (58411)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 Ther is always cooking and cleaning and going swimming and for two walks every day.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
@jstory07 Oh so nice you can go for two walks every day, I don't go that often.
@sjvg1976 (14592)
• Delhi, India
23 Nov
For me boredom means when I don't have anything to do it I have to do things in which I am not interested.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
How often does that happen to you, though?
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@sjvg1976 (14592)
• Delhi, India
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 not much but I have got bored of daily routine works at office.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
@sjvg1976 Oh okay so it's boredom because of doing the same things. I think that's more acceptable to me than not having things to do.
@dpk262006 (54713)
• Delhi, India
24 Nov
I do not feel bore, even if I am alone. I could talk to someone on phone, read a book of my choice, listen to some music, watch a TV programme/news, could be on mylot or could go to market.......there are so many activities which could keep me busy.
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• Malaysia
24 Nov
Exactly! I sometimes wish I have more time to do things so I don't get how some people can get bored too easily.
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@dpk262006 (54713)
• Delhi, India
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 Yes, time is short arm is long, so goes the saying. I also feel that I need more time to read and do other activities.
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I want to get busy when I feel bored, I want to run or doing chores in or out of the house. I want my body to be working to fight boring day.
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
That's great, I feel like that too. I just can't let myself feel bored knowing there are so many things I need/want to do.
• Philippines
25 Nov
I remember one time that I spent hours and hours over here making long comments to every post. But now a days it takes an hour to even respond to those who respond to my post.
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
So you feel bored for doing the same thing repeatedly?