What to do about boredom
Try to think of a list of activities that might hold your attention.
Use the following questions to help produce this list:
- What types of things have you enjoyed learning in the past? (E.g. sports, crafts, languages).
- What types of trips have you enjoyed in the past? (E.g. to the seaside, to the mountains, to the countryside).
- What types of things do you think you could enjoy if you had no worries about failing? (E.g. painting, dancing).
- What have you enjoyed doing alone? (E.g. long walks, fishing, playing a musical instrument, art, reading, cinema).
- What have you enjoyed doing with others? (e.g. Team sports, hill walking, special interest groups).
- What have you enjoyed doing that costs no money? (E.g. volunteering, going to the library, reading, playing with your children).
- What have you enjoyed doing that costs very little? (E.g. visiting museums and parks, picnics).
- What activities have you enjoyed at different times? (E.g. in the morning, on your day off work, in the spring, in the autumn).
Write down two ways of avoiding boredom to try.