Friday, 21 October 2016

6 ways to effectively use time at places you get bored

Remember that time when you were a kid and your mom used to take you to her best friend’s house; a house where you had nothing to do other than getting bored for numerous hours.

When, as a teenager, you went to your uncle’s house where you questioned the indulgence of the adults in the conversation going on for hours with another question popping in your head "I am feeling bored what can I do?"

You feel empty and irritated, when, on a Sunday you find yourself standing in a long queue at the billing counter of your favorite retail store or when you are stuck in heavy traffic while taking a ride in Uber.

At home, when you find yourself changing channels of the TV it means you are immersed in boredom. 

Therefore, there are several places or situations where we find ourselves feeling bored. 

Well, let me tell you that the effects of boredom can be nasty. In the long term boredom leads to depression.

At times when you go through a rough patch in your life and are depressed it is often recommended to keep yourself busy rather than hanging with boredom as most of your mental pain or depression occurs because of the inability to concentrate somewhere.

Instead of blaming the circumstances of creating this logjam, we always have a choice to rip it apart. But, again I say it's your choice because when I was a kid I would wish an angel coming down to my place and take the boredom away from my head. That doesn't happen in reality.

So, with the help of this article I am trying my best to tell you all the interesting and exciting activities to do when you are bored. 

How much I succeeded would surely depend on your feedback on this post.

Here are 6 good things to do when you are bored –

1. Always carry a book 

If you thinking "I am feeling bored what can I do" then read a book

Since I always promote reading books, hence, it tops my list. 

Mind tends to avoid reading books when you are bored because it is messed up in a deadlock; but it is a matter of first 2 pages only. 

Once you set yourself in, you will soon be proud of yourself of effectively using the time you otherwise would have wasted.

If you find a book in the place you are, your stars are shining and if it is a used book or a rare book don’t miss the chance to carry it back with you.(but with permission :))

So, I urge you to buy a book as soon as possible from an online second hand books store  and use it to kill the boredom

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2.  Solve Rubix Cube

effects of boredom are unhealthy so use boredom to solve rubix cube and build logic

To solve a Rubix cube is an effective way to build logic and may lead you to create an impression at the place you are getting bored. 

Don’t think that it is only there to build logic as  it is an impressive party trick too. 

It is one of the most attractive and fun things to do if you are bored as solving it when standing in a long queue at a retail store would attract a lot of attention.

3. Newspaper

Reading Newspaper is one of the good things to do when you are bored

If you can visualize a period of boredom well in advance do not read newspaper in the morning. 

Once you find that the feeling of boredom is sinking in while sitting in a relative’s house take the newspaper out, unfold it and set a target to read 5 articles. 

Reading newspaper is the best thing one can do to himself every day.  
The outcome is you will be updated with the current affairs and will eventually get rid of that awful feeling of boredom.


4. Watch a Movie in your Smartphone

     We know that technology is an invention that has raised the bar vertically from 0 to 1.

      We are blessed to live in a generation of Smart phones, watching a movie in the smart phone is one of the best way to turn boredom into entertainment and one of the funniest things to do when you are bored.

   5.    Look for a recipe to cook in the upcoming weekend

if you are bored finding and cooking a tasty dish is one of the fun things to do

Cooking always helps you to decompress in your fast-paced life.

How about learning a recipe when you are stuck in traffic in a taxi and impress your dear ones?

We belong to the Smart phone generation; reading a recipe and vow to cook it is also a way to make good use of the period of boredom.

6. Call a friend

If you often get accused of calling a friend only when you have some business with him, then use your boredom period to negate it.

Call a friend and indulge in a long talk with him or her. Use this time to bond with your friend and strengthen your rapport with him.

Wrap Up 
    Getting bored is very easy and eliminating the boredom is easier but there should be a strong desire to eliminate it. Boredom can affect mental health and can cause energy loss so it is necessary that you handle it as soon as possible.

There are plenty of exciting things in today's era which you can do to avoid feeling bored. 6 of them have already been mentioned above.

      But before that there is a need to change the attitude. So, the next time if it comes to your mind 'I am so bored' just replace it with 'I am so excited and energetic' and proceed to do something which kills the boredom for eternity.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Best way to make your Sunday afternoons better

The best way to be happy is to read to your kids in the Sunday afternoons

“It’s Sunday, I will watch TV and will also do something productive”.

Unfortunately, the first thing becomes a habit and the second never sees the light of day on a Sunday.

The moment you are done with your lunch you get jammed in your couch, watch television for 4 hours and then deep dive into the pleasant world of sleep.

A thought would pop in your mind now, “Well, I have worked very hard the whole week and it is the time to relax doing nothing”.

Actually, this relaxation manifests into procrastination gradually and procrastination becomes your second nature.

Afternoons seem to be very long and ineffective when you are procrastinating.
Changing the channels of the TV for hours when no programme seems to be of any interest to you is also a form of procrastination.

Don't let this time slip from your hands which can be effectively used to enhance the quality of your life. 

An important question

After your lunch is over on Sunday, ask yourself a question “Have I been productive on Sundays, I promised myself to be once?” If the answer is ‘Yes’ I suggest you read no further.

It is a bitter truth that every Monday morning one feels awful. A small proportion of this obnoxious feeling consists of the regret that we couldn’t do anything productive over the weekend.

Everybody likes to be efficient in his or her work. Today the world is just not limited to doing the job properly, besides doing your job you have to be creative and innovative at your work.

There is an activity which, if performed, can change the course of your Sunday afternoons, make you more creative, create a cheerful disposition  and make you more amiable than you are currently.


Tap your mind’s potential every Sunday afternoon by reading books. I assure you reading books is one of the best ways to become happy.

Read to your Kids

A very refreshing form of reading is reading books to your kids for about 30-45 minutes and thus, what can be better than doing the same in the sunny afternoons of Sundays.

So, make sure to buy some good story books for your children from your favorite book store this week and prepare yourself to read to them this Sunday afternoon.

This may instill a habit of reading in the kids and an early habit of reading can help your children think beyond the current course. Children become more creative and innovative, exhibit advanced skills if they are habitual to reading during the early years of growth.

Pick your own genre 

Initially, reading the book may produce a soporific effect and may push you for an afternoon nap but do not give up; therefore,  it is essential to pick up a book of the genre of your choice.

Read a lovely novel - A love story, a crime thriller, mystery or simple story but keep in mind it should be so intriguing that watching a non-productive program may look very tiny compared to it.

Read self help books – Few things which we overlook in our life can be reminded to us in these books. These books teach nothing new but the minor details of life which we do not pay attention to. By reading these books you can realize that finding happiness in life is such an easy task.

Here are a few recommendations of self help books – 
  • Mega living – Robin Sharma 
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill 
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin  
  • A Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma

Read cookbooks and be a chef. You can find the nicest pleasure by cooking something new for your family on a Sunday afternoon and where you get the recipe? Cookbooks !!
Well, it is often said that sometimes cooking a good recipe is tantamount to finding happiness within yourself.

Read Magazines you love. You are crazy about cars but are only limited to watching images on Internet. Increase your knowledge by picking up a famous car magazine. Believe me, in no time you will end up reading every article of it.

Give reading a shot by grabbing a copy of your favorite book.

You can get books at a very low price from any online used books store in case,initially, you are not interested in putting money in new books. 

Kill the Myth

There is a myth among people, who do not read, that reading books make afternoons boring.

Books are not boring they are a great source of entertainment. Try and capture the meaning, a book wants to convey; reading a book can fill your afternoons with joy and peace and is the best way to be happy.

In the beginning, you might feel reading is not your cup of tea but do not give up , hang in there for two to three weeks and the results will start coming into picture.

Monday will not be filled with regret but with a pleasant feeling of reading something good to your children or reading something new the last afternoon. Books leverage your effort to be focused and creative.

To conclude, I would like to mention a very interesting scientific fact. “If a person continues to read in his field of work for 7 years he becomes an international expert.” Don’t you think this is something worth to be given a thought over?
Moreover, do you get the message of what can bring happiness in your life ?

HaPPy ReADiNg !!

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