Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What does being bored really mean?

Many may say boring is doing something repetitive, or doing something without any excitement. I have a tendency to think that boredom is when you are doing something that you don’t want to do. Most people get tired of relationships, working, going to class, etc. However, why is that? Don’t we choose to be in the relationship? Don’t we choose where we work? Don’t we choose what school we attend (adults only, lol)? So why is it that we still get ‘bored?’ The answer to this question is simply we lose the reason for the season. Most of time this is used during Christmas, but I think this applies to every season of our life e.g. the season we are achieving everything or making a lot of money; the season when we seemingly can’t get anything right; or the season when we are spending more money than we are bringing in. Simply put, we must remember the reason we are working, going to school or have a relationship with a specific person. It is because we desire a better life for ourselves and those around us. We have a higher purpose than to simply be entertained all the time. Maybe being bored is an indication for us to do something more with our lives. Simply saying we are bored and doing nothing about it is enticing temptation and setbacks. So think of the ‘real’ reason you are doing something and either reconnect with it or change it. Don’t sit idly and doing nothing because contrary to popular belief, life is going by fast.  

~ R. Rice


  1. Could boredom also be a state of mind? I remember as a child I would always feel an overwhelming since of boredom when I went to church, but as an adult church became a refreshing enjoyable experience. Why is that? Church hasn't changed so the change must have been in me. My mindset as a child was much different than it is now. I go to church now with expectancy and an open mind to learn and increase my relationship with God. I think that if we approach all of life's task this way (with an open, engaging mindset) our boredom would drastically decrease. If we went into every situation with a purpose (whether to give of ourselves or gain from the experience) we will all be better off and a lot less bored

  2. Boredom is totally under our control. Break it down to the fundamental issue and you find the answer to making ones life becoming more exciting. Also, appreciating what others may consider to be small things in life is important.