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What to do when you are bored – 5 top ideas for Nigerians

How about overcoming boredom and getting some fun? Learn why people get bored, why it is a good thing and how to cure it.

What is boredom?

What to do when you are bored

It means to be uninterested in anything happening. Boredom is uncomfortable. Such a simple and common day occurrence as boredom can in fact lead us to the most profound ideas. One of them is that life by itself may not be enough to satisfy us. Otherwise, we would have never gotten bored.

On the other hand, it may indicate that the human being is so much greater that the world around us that we keep looking for something or someone greater still to satisfy us.

Here are some awesome facts for you on this thing:

  • When you are bored, your brain gets even more active in certain areas responsible for cognition and self-understanding
  • The brain activity drops down only by five percent, when you are bored
  • When we get bored, we become creative
  • Actually it stimulates your self-development and self-improvement activities
  • There is  a special test (BPS) you can take to measure out the level of it in your life  
  • Boredom can be caused by the smaller number of dopamine receptors in the brain
  • It may lead to depression and various addictions
  • Monotony can actually destroy our brain and its receptors, if it gets overwhelming  
  • Variety, on the other hand, stimulates the growth and development of brain and makes its cells live longer
  • The word “boredom” was entered in 1852

What to do when you are bored – 5 top ideas for NigeriansBoredom is a mild form of disgust, which pushes us away from harmful things. It is an emotion and it works like a warning. When you get into the area of no interest (lacking of use and unhealthy for you), you get bored. Basically, it warns you of wasting your time on some meaningless activities and makes you more productive. That is, you can use a sense of monotony as your friend.

If you sense that “healthy” boredom, you start doing more and achieving more in life. That’s one view on it. The other one is that this sense allows us to hang out doing nothing in particular and being engaged in an unstructured type of activities.

ThWhat to do when you are bored 1at is kind of what we have done in our childhoods. There is no way adults could entertain their kids all the time back then. Now we have gotten all those digital babysitters for our kids: phones, notebooks, iPads, etc. But in our time there was nothing of the sort and kids used to hang out doing nothing and everything at once. Most of us did enjoy our young years, though.

So, on one hand extreme boredom may lead to disorders and even addictions.
Or, at least to dumb activates. On the other hand, it can be a useful tool for waking up your creativity and letting your brain reboot.

How to overcome boredom – 5 top ideas

I am pretty much sure you can find your own easy ways to put away boredom and “kill” time. No need to aid you there. So, let’s take a look at some more constructive ways of handling it.

  1. Make it your friend
    bored – 5 top ideas for NigeriansLife keeps telling us something and teaching us about things. The problem is we do not always know how to pay attention and learn those useful lessons. If you often times get bored, take heed to it. Ask yourself: what lesson may I get from it? It might be that the life is warning you of wasting your time on the wrong job position or taking the wrong classes in college. Or, it might be it is signalizing to you that it’s time to reboot, get creative and move to the next level.

    What is it exactly that you need to do? Stop (well, I’m already not doing much and get bored!) and think. Let your mind roam through things it wants to. Let it run like a wild horse for a moment. Do some brain storming on the subject: how to fly to Mars or what would I do with a billion dollar bill? Just take it easy and dream a little. Make your own fiction story or a fairy tale. Just let yourself to be a child once again.
     
  2. Get to work
    Often times, when people get bored they are more inclined and open to “catch” with some things they postponed. Stuff like cleaning or doing your assignments can actually help you get engaged and bring back that interest and spice of life.

    Constant shelving can lead to depression and anxiety. So, being bored is a good time to get those things done and make a head away.
     
  3. Start crafting
     when you are bored – ideas for NigeriansGetting your hand busy is a good idea. You can find new hobby or develop new skills trying to cope with your boredom. Explore a new area or find time to do something you have been dreaming to do for a long time. Start making things, turning trash to treasure. Many people have attained great success doing that. And since boredom stimulates creativity, you can use it as your ally.
     
  4. Play some games
    Who would have thought that playing games is actually is one of the basic human necessities. We do not overgrow it with time. Being adults we still can learn many things by playing digital games. You can do the logic or cards ones. Or just something for fun. It lets you relax and enjoy life, but you keep developing some of your skills at the same time.
     
  5. Workout
    What to do Nigerians with bored Being bored means your brain is looking for stimulation. What could be more stimulating than a good workout? You would immediately boost your energy levels and feel better. If you are tired of mental activities, just take a stroll or a walk down the park or do some heavy duty exercises to make get you really stimulated. 

READ ALSO: Why do we yawn? – 10 top facts for Nigerians. 

5 dumbest things people do to entertain – 5 top

Now people and especially teens do really crazy things to keep the boredom away. Let’s take a look at the wildest ones.

  1. Jump off of things
    What to do when you are bored 2That’s the favorite one. Folks jump off buildings, blocks, cars, bridges, trees, just about any place as if they would have clean forgotten they cannot fly. Here is a bit of exotic. There is not much ice in Nigeria. By all means not enough to do such a crazy thing as to jump into the frozen lake – there you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3N04Z3W4uc
     
  2. Spin on swings
    Another popular one. Some folks think that kids playgrounds were actually made for them and their crazy stunts. Here is a great video for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWyLp6OWa48.
     
  3. Sporty dumb things
    What to do when you are bored – 5 top ideas2You must have seen tons of unlucky stunts done on bikes, boards, boats, motorcycles and cars. Here is something new for you. A guy has decided to travel from USA to Bermuda triangle in a… homemade bubble! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-NTQDN9L2Y They have inserted the wrap bubble into a metal frame and sent him of first to a nearby island. He walked on the water for over 90 km, so he decided he can walk the rest 2000 on the water safely. After a week of time and 120 km the guy was moved back to the solid land, existed but unharmed.
     
  4. Getting drunk
    Having a drink may seem like a good idea at first, but you if you do not stop timely, you can get yourself in trouble. It’s a mercy if you get just a mild headache and some funny videos made by your friends afterwards (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4C5j1hO13U). Some folks do awful thing being drunk.
     
  5. Making stupid and funny videos (and dangerous mistakes)
    What else is YouTube for, ha? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-UoJ-kT-Rc Just watch and may be you’ll spare yourself of trying anything like that!

So, what to do when you are bored? That really depends on who you are and how dumb you are! Life can get monotonous at times, but it’s up to you to pick the path: the dumb or the creative one. Choose well. 

READ ALSO: Woman Arrested For Attacking Ex-Husband Over Boring Sex.

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I\m bored very seldom cuz I always have any actions what I must do. When I'm bored I play online games like StarTrack Online or 777spinslot or any browser games. It can be dazzled sometimes))

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

Usually, the reason for boredom is the lack of new impressions. So, if you're bored at home – go somewhere beyond these impressions. And there are actually lots of options, what to do when bored at home.

Go to visit friends or relatives. Remember that you have probably long wanted to visit someone, when you have some free time. So free time you have, and you still sit at home and miss you. Visit – this is a great opportunity to change the situation and spend time with the people you love. Just remember to warn them of his intention, and that in fact an intruder – you know the rest

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

Very much the helpful information for those to that has nothing to do! Personally I distract, when I go on training or I am engaged in work. I love holidays, during preparation for them you have not time to miss. For example, Christmas and New year: you decorate the house, you buy gifts, you dress up a fur-tree, you go to shop, you prepare for dishes on a christmas table, you invite friends, you do gifts by the hands, the gingerbread lodge and still is a lot of only. Children, do not miss, in the world it is a lot of entertainments.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

As it seemed to me boredom is a kind of inspiration. When people feel boring it means they have much free time and they don't know where to spend it. In such cases men tend to do something by their hands or think of unusual entertaining activities. I also had such moments and tried to make something useful. As a result I made the best my drawings, sewing things and rhymes. That's true fact that boredom makes us be more creative and extraordinary thinking. Man's brain starts searching the ways for developing.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

No one likes to feel bored, but it actually does not depend on the state of things around us. We may find that the people who are always busy with the favorite thing, they almost never miss. They are not bored because they are engaged in a favorite job. I think that this is so. Don't confuse it, when a person is bored, with depression. Depression overcomes all people while the feeling of boredom usually attends those who do not know what to do. If you feel bored, then this is a sure sign that your body wants to feel different. Notice these moments and find ways of addressing this issue.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

Well drink out of boredom and not very interesting, and most importantly what is harmful. Better to go to the Park to walk, ride the rides or simply enjoy the beauty of nature. Gather your friends and go on a picnic. Less to sit at the computer and the phone, trying to spend boring time in a virtual communication. Best chat in live. Go to exhibitions or fairs, try to draw a landscape from your window, do something with your hands some fake paper. You will be and interesting and the time will pass quickly and good.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

Interesting article with many ideass)) whan I get bored, I start calling friends to tallk to. Or play a game on your phone, or even begin to crochet some hat or scarf ... Actually, I do not gives smal child to miss today, we have fun, frolic, play games))) But best and surest way not to miss - is to commmunicate with friends_, no one quarrels, get a hobby, it is to make it interestin. Hobbies will not bored, that's for sure. The main thingis to find soul, such as collecting stamps, or knitting, or sometthing else.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

Frankly speaking, I mostly don't understand those people who say "I'm bored". There is much fun on your bucket list that it is miserable to be bored! Firstly, check out what is out of your list of fun. When done, you, probably, would like to do something astonishing, flabbergasted and breath taking, but don't know what exactly. I tell you - meet your friends and they'll show the way. Call your family and propose going on vacation, isn't that incredible? At last, just go out of for a walk and strode for some time. I promise, you'll get plenty ideas while walking.

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

I hadn`t imagine that creativity rises when we are getting bored and about the birth of word BOREDOM. I read very useful items on this resource and I had an intension to share them with my colleagues tomorrow. Boredom is a grip for them because of usage of their advanced phones too often. People should create smth for pleasure instead of spoiling their sight or have time together on fresh air. I never feel myself bored because of my profession and motherhood. I wish I have nothing to do time by time.

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Answered 1 year ago.

To my mind, the most useful thing to do when you are bored is to have some hobby. You can do lots of interesting, useful and creative things. The scientists say, that having a hobby, you can obtain some inner confidence, you can rest and and can create some spesial things for you and your relatives and familly. Also, in sush way you may develope your natural abbilities in some kind of art, you may even gain success in it. Also, you may make your house cozy by decorating it with your hand - made things.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

I don't like be bored, when nothing exciting, but sit around do not want too. In this case, I often occupy themselves by reading, watching movie, or can call your friends and talk them on phone. You can start writing diary or list of cases and plans. Well walk, it gives good mood and energy. But sometimes there are days when absolutely nothing do not want to, it's best figure out why this is happening. Maybe you're dissatisfied with something or someone hurt? In this mood, I go to bed, it banishes all negative.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

Always something to occupy yourself. Boredom, I believe it is only lazy people or most cases linked to depression. When nudyshsya not have, or even worse hochysh does not take himself can go to sleep. But do not fall into extremes. Everyone should save itself from boredom useful. For example poprybyraty in the house, prepare meals, visit friends, read an interesting book.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

It is realy not the greatest idea to getdrunk shile you are bored. Actually then after several months of such life you can find yourself unconscious in the middle of the park missing a wallet. Believe me, i walked on this path so i know what i am talking about. Acully i thing that when you are bored you have to think about needof others, do some volontier work, this way you will refend your purpose in life and will be enthusiatic. Definately we have to be less self-cenetered time afetr time to feel happiness

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