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8 Ways to Avoid Being Bored in Life – Both Online and Offline
People, in general, are actively trying to avoid boredom.
Being bored can lead someone to spiral down into something worse that may harm their body and soul.
There is a contradiction though.
With the internet being accessible for everyone, you’d think that there is no way anyone can be bored.
There are so many things to do, see, and talk about, right? Alas, that’s not the case at all.
Boredom can still affect anyone, with or without internet access.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how to get rid of boredom in both online and offline aspects of your life.
No more getting bored and it’s time to improve your life.
Bored in Life? Exercise
Being bored means you have extra time and energy. It’s time to use them for a better activity, like exercising for example.
Exercise helps your body and mind to stay active and releases endorphins to make you feel happy and engaged.
You can use a daily workout schedule to follow and see how far you can keep the streak alive.
You don’t have to go to the gym and do heavy workouts. You can do something simple walking or jogging.
Playing sport is also fun and can keep staying active. Go to the park to play basketball or soccer, go to a tennis court and spend an hour or two playing tennis.
If it’s warm or too hot to exercise, you can go to a public swimming pool. If you don’t feel like going outside, you can do push-ups or stretches.
Plenty of exercises to do, you can start now.
Exercise is great for lots of reasons and a good start for when wondering what to do when you’re bored either online or offline.
Read a book
Let’s start with something that you can do without internet access first.
The classic and ever efficient and productive way to spend your time is by reading a book.
We feel like one article isn’t enough to talk about everything that can be talked about regarding reading books.
You can start with something that you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be a convoluted or complex book; in fact, many experts recommend simple books to help you start.
Books with pictures or books with only a dozen of pages could be your best bet.
Start making a list of books to read, genres that you like, and before you know it, you already read several books.
Challenge yourself to read a certain number of books in a month.
And with how many books that are available to read, this will be a never-ending journey of your life.
Use social media to talk to old friends
Do you have friends that you haven’t talk to in years or even a decade?
Well, it’s time to use social media for what it’s good for: connecting to people.
Look at your friends or follows list, do you see anyone that you recognize?
Now check how long was it since you have talked to each other.
Maybe you’ll start wondering, ‘Why did I stop talking to them?’ or anything like that.
You might be surprised at how many people you have lost contact with for no reason at all. It happens to a lot of people.
Living in a big city with a busy schedule does that to people, you forget things, especially other people.
Send a message to your friends. Ask them how they’re doing and if they want to hang out together again.
Express something positive to your friends and family while you’re at it. This will help get rid of your boredom and reaching out to people about your problems and vice versa.
Learn something new from the internet
It may sound vague. What can we learn from the internet? Well, pretty much anything you like.
The Internet has an endless amount of materials and you should take advantage of that.
One of the most popular skills to learn from the internet is language.
There are many big communities of language learners from all over the world.
Perhaps the biggest one is Duolingo. You can learn a language using established platforms or apps, or you can always try to communicate with native speakers.
The internet is the perfect place for that.
From eBooks, videos, podcasts, seminars, workshops, webinars, and other learning materials are available. And the best thing is that most of them are free.
Probably the most difficult thing is to know where to look.
But don’t worry, here is a list of websites to start your learning journey: YouTube, Spotify, Manybooks, Reddit, Rosetta Stone, Lynda, and many more.
Not only that, but you can also always bring these online materials offline. You can print them and carry them around with you.
People have done this with flashcards or free eBooks. Go try some right now and you should know that learning new skills will teach to love and value yourself as well.
Avoid Being Bored in Life: Conclusion
Stop procrastinating right now.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago?
The second-best time is now’? So, do yourself a favor and get rid of your boredom.