12 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel boredom

  1. What is my emotional state right now? What happened recently to make me feel this way?
  2. What do I usually do when I feel bored in the past?
  3. What am I doing now? Do I feel bored with what I am currently doing?
  4. Are there any external factors that may be bringing on this feeling?
  5. What would make me happy right now?
  6. What type of person do I think I am?
  7. What is the meaning and purpose of living a good life to me?
  8. What do I want out of life?
  9. Do I have purpose in life?
  10. Do I feel free to pursue my passions?
  11. Do I feel confident pursuing my interests and desires in life?
  12. Are there any events, tasks, or people who may be affecting my boredom today?

8 tips on how to deal with boredom

  1. Try to seek out new hobbies and interests.
  2. Spend time with family members and friends.
  3. Read an engaging book or magazine. Watch movies or TV shows that are interesting and entertaining. Listen to music.
  4. Keep oneself busy with the things that one enjoys doing.
  5. Involve yourself in some creative activity. Engage in a hobby that would use your creativity and head out to those paintings classes where you can find space to explore. A lot of people nowadays are going back to their childhood and exploring their inner children through painting or any other creative activity.
  6. If you're feeling particularly social and friendly, volunteer at a soup kitchen or animal shelter. If you prefer not to be around people, do something for the environment. You'll get to help others while doing something good for yourself.
  7. Engage in physical exercise, including swimming, biking, running, exercising, etc.
  8. Complete tasks on a todo list.

How boredom affects you

Boredom is a feeling of restlessness, dissatisfaction, and lack of interest. It’s often a reaction to the environment and situations that people are in, or a response to the people they are with. It can also be an inability to engage in enjoyable activities. Some people believe that boredom must be conquered at all costs. This could lead someone to jump from one activity to another or chase after distractions like drugs or alcohol. Alternatives for dealing with boredom include cultivating new skills, learning about different cultures, making friends with different types of people.