Chapter 15 Equanimity and Peace: Fighting Boredom: Using the Internet, Find Someone Online to Flirt With to Watching Zombie Movies…
When combating boredom, you must realize that you are not feeling “sexy” or “fun” inside. A perfect solution is hop onto dating sites like okcupid,com or plentyoffish.com. I take care to say two things here. Don’t do this if you are already dating someone. Not good. But if you are single, it is a great way to fantasize and have some fun. Especially if you are a female. Most of these dating sites are 80% male to 20% female. So if you are a female, the world really is your oyster. Put up a perfect mysterious sexy picture of yourself, preferably a “MySpace” pose.
Answer the dating questions in a short, succinct, and most importantly FUNNY way, and let the boredom-busting games begin. When I was single, I wrote the funniest answers I could think of when prompted. For example, to the question which asked, “What is something you would reveal about yourself?”, I answered, “On my last visit to the doctor, I asked for a “penis reduction surgery” (an outrageous but funny reply). When I started communicating with girls, I always made them laugh and told them funny stories.
It was a great way to combat boredom… Have fun with this…
Since anything that utilizes your creative juices crushes boredom, sit back and make a list of your favorite jobs and try to figure out how you will achieve them. Be specific. Just engaging in this fantasy will do great things to mitigate your boredom. You may just find a new challenge that you will indeed undertake that will change your life. Be specific on how you will achieve new goals on potential new jobs. Just squeezing creative juices will automatically stomp out depression and boredom.
If you are dragging yourself out of work, if you dread Monday mornings, it is time to reevaluate your working life. Taking this time while you are bored to reconsider new jobs will go a long way to combat temporary boredom. Remember boredom, by definition, is temporary. It WILL pass, you just have to block it as much as you can so it does not engulf you, because if boredom gets too overwhelming, you will find yourself in anxiety and depression. Always keep in mind of this fact.
Also, choose either a funny or scary movie to watch that you can download for free on the many file sharing sites. Want proof? Try being bored while you are laughing out loud or if you are scared out of your mind. Impossible on both counts… Watching a movie like “Anchorman” and seeing Ron Burgundy’s slip ups or watching a very horrifying movie like the American version of “The Ring” and seeing Samara crawling out of the television set will stomp out any feelings of boredom that come your way.
In conclusion, when bored, your mind is “thirty” for stimulation. Know you have CONTROL over this. Like almost all things in life, you can do something about your suffering. What works for some days will differ on other days. Keep this short manual handy on a rainy boring day.