That’s what my high school teacher always said and you know what? I think he was kinda right. Now hold on, don’t judge too soon. I don’t know you but you know yourselves. What kind of a person are you? What are you doing when you get bored?
From my experience, I hate being bored and I’m kind of a person who HAS to be entertained all the time. At least most of the time. I consider myself as a free spirit that has the urge to be active, proactive and occupied. Why is that? Genetics, I would say but that’s just who I am. Sometimes I hate that because I can’t just lay on the couch and do nothing all day. That’s a waste time for me and I would feel guilty. When I was on the Maldives, do you really think that I was laying down doing nothing? (I heard that you are supposed to do that there). Absofuckinglutely not. I had my camera recording all the time searching for good stories. I kinda regret that now because if you can’t chill and rest on the Maldives, where can you? I had so much energy and I tried to make the best of this big ass journey of mine. I got off the track here.
I wanted to say that, when I feel bored, I’m always trying to find something to do. The most important thing is that, when I’m bored, my full creativity comes out. That’s the catch! Even though I agree with my teacher here, I also think that you have to allow yourself to be bored once in a while, because when you do that, you start to get bored from boredom and then you start to think: “Well, what can I do about it?”. You can start exploring things, teach yourself new stuff, gain new skills…Last time I got bored I’ve learned how to edit videos, and now that’s my passion. You never know what you’re good at if you don’t stop and think about it. When you’re busy dealing with your daily routine, you simply don’t have time to think about yourself. That’s why sometimes boredom is a key to success. Of course, if you don’t get sucked into laziness and drown yourself in bags of chips and beer while watching every episode of “Narcos” on Netflix.
Are people who get bored – stupid? I would say “yes” if people stay in that state of mind. Then they feel comfortable doing nothing, gain weight, stop thinking and start watching stupid shows on television just to forget about their problems by watching other people’s problems. I would say “no” if they take full advantage of their boredom. What does that mean? Do you know that feeling when you get bored for a long time and then just say: “That’s it! I can’t take it anymore! What is my problem? How am I going to fix it!” Boom! Then your brain starts to come up with some great ideas. Just ask yourself: “What is bothering me now?” and “How can I fix it?”, “Can I fix it?”.
Do you know how many times I felt like shit and didn’t know why? It was subconsciously. Don’t be afraid and let go of everything that has a bad energy. Toxic people, toxic thoughts, toxic behavior, everything that makes you feel bad and that puts you down. Circle yourself with positive, supportive people and your life will be so much easier.