“I’m bored!” My kids are on Summer Break & I’d like to avoid the “I’m Bored Syndrome” that can occassionally creep into the Summer days. I definitely remember these seasons as a kid, so I’d jet outside & do lots of different things like bike riding for a few hours, learn new tricks on our trampoline, continue exploring the canal behind our house and find varieties of mischief. As an adult, I get bored sometimes with the mundane & hanker for some adventure.
If you find yourself “bored” even though you might be busy, here are some ideas to make the boredom evaporate:
- prayer: there are so many adventures in prayer, that I always seem to be learning & discovering new things, probably because God is so infinitely creative
- exercise: taking a walk, going swimming, bike riding, gardening, enjoy a walk with a friend
- reading: consider reading something you don’t normally read – poetry, blogs, newspapers, fiction, non-fiction, history, how-tos, . . . .
- look up and imagine: ever remember laying on the grass in the Summer & imagining the clouds to be dragons or horses, frogs, castles, birds, . . . . I used to make up stories to go with the clouds, like my own fictional narrative & very entertaining
- memorize some Bible verses & maybe even a chapter: occupy your mind with the ultimately creative and engaging Word of God 🙂
- try some new recipes – Summer is always a blast to try new cooking stuff: grilling, fresh combinations of various veggies & fruits
- check out this UBER cool video: super encouraging!!
Sometimes, I think we get bored because we aren’t actively engaged in the place & space we presently occupy.
Sometimes, I think we get bored because we’ve become too consumed with busy & we’ve forgotten to “be” first.
Sometimes, I think we get bored because the Holy Spirit is inviting us to some fun adventures.
Sometimes, I think we get bored because we are trying to live distracted from some pain in our lives that we need to confront and process 🙂
Have a fabulous weekend 🙂