Picking up from where we left, here are few more ideas which can help you enrich your life and get rid of boredom simultaneously:
Entertainment On The Go – To Battle Traveling Time
Imagine traveling 5 hours just to reach office and back home. Imagine doing this everyday in crazy traffic, bad weather & bumpy rides. If you don’t want to be tired or in a bad mood after this kind of journey, it is crucial to make most of this time. I credit ‘entertainment on the go’ for making my life easy and keeping me in a positive state of mind when I had to do this kind of traveling.
The concept is very simple – find something you can do which relaxes, energizes and entertains you. My something was seeing dances in my mind. I can play peppy numbers in my head and see people dance. If you ever see me staring into nothing with a goofy smile on my face, chances are high that this is exactly what I am doing. Sounds crazy I know. But it works. I can spend hours this way and because I remain entertained, when I reach destination I am not tired.
Imagining dance is my way of keeping myself entertained. You have to find something that works for you. If I know before hand that I have a lot of traveling to do, I make it a point to carry books and music along with me as well. Traveling everyday with same people opens the possibility of bonding with people & playing games to stay entertained. Getting some sleep of course is always an option. Some people I know use this time for meditation and self reflection. What is it that you can do in these hours to pass the journey easily?
Heart to Heart – Experience Richness Of Relationships
Sometimes, boredom in life is a reflection of staleness in relationships. When you don’t connect with others and focus solely on self, you start missing love that only heart to heart bonds can bring.
This longing for love & relationships manifests itself in various ways – sometimes through sadness, sometimes through loneliness and sometimes through boredom or disinterest for everything.
The only way to find out whether it is relationships that you miss, is to reach out to people you love. When you spend time with them – sharing, talking, laughing, bonding … you will know, your heart will tell you, whether it is this that you were seeking for.
To keep your life enriched with love which relationships bring, take time to nurture relationships. And more importantly, experience this love and fill your heart with it from time to time.
Pick Your Cause – Go Change Someone’s World
Teaching children, giving company to seniors, going green to save environment, being a reason for someone’s smile – who has the time to get bored with life when there is so much to do? This world needs you. It needs the unique you, the common you, the weird you, the silly you … it needs all of you to help it with all these causes. What are you going to do today to change the world?
If the term ‘change the world’ puts you off, since it seems like an unlikely task, something too huge for you to accomplish; then ask yourself this – What can you do to change someone’s world? Not entire world. Just one person’s world. What can you do to make someone’s life easier, better, filled with love, filled with opportunities, filled with hope …
When you stop looking outside to find something that can enrich your life and start looking within to enrich someone else’s life, your life will truly change.
Enrich someone’s life today. And see how your life gets enriched on its own. Give someone love today. And see how your heart gets filled with love on it’s own. The beauty of changing someone’s life is such that as you change that persons life, so will your life change.
Paint Your Life As You Choose To – Every Single Day
In the end, I would like to leave you with this fantastic poem by John McLeod :
Awakening – John McLeod
Awakening, dawn’s chorus
The day new, untouched
Waiting to be filled….
And will we paint a rainbow
With all its promise
Or dull the canvas
Each day brings its own colours
To be chosen, mixed,
Pigments of joy,
Smiles and laughter….
And which will you choose?
For ‘Life’ is choice,
We are all painters
In our own way,
All needing to create
Something of worth,
Of lasting beauty,
Marking our journey….
Footprints in the sand….
The sky today is azure,
The sun warm and golden
A filigree of light and shadow-play
Through the gently swaying trees.
I clean my brushes,
Choose my palette
Of vibrant, living colours,
And begin to fill
Today’s blank canvas.