Saturday, 4 May 2013

Shoo away the boredom!

Okay, so I'm super excited. I checked my drive today and I found a few pending responses to the 'finding nemo' Google document. The first question goes like this- "Bored out of my mind. Maybe a post about how to pass time? Or any fun stuff to do rather than just laze around and have coffee. Thanks :)"
Before I start, I would just like to warn you- don't have TOO much coffee. It isn't good for your system. Details here.

I bet I can relate to you. You're probably just having 'one of those days' when you don't feel like doing anything. Believe me, I know exactly how that feels. So here goes a list of things that I often do when I'm bored out of my mind:


I believe there's nothing better than a good book on such days. Now the kind of book you want to read depends upon your personal choices and moods. If you're feeling low and depressed, you'd probably want to read something light- like The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern and the series of Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding.
If you like stories that tackle the society, then you must read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
When you feel like reading some teenage drama, then don't forget to give these books a shot- Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd, The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla and Love Story by Jennifer Echols.
As for those who haven't read any books yet, and are scared of the long pages printed monotonously in black ink, you can simply opt for The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. They're hilarious, and they'll get you hooked.


Music is a great escapism from the world. Just pop in your favorite album into the CD player and there you go! You can forget all about the inhabitants of this planet and just lose yourself in your own thoughts and emotions.


You all know what you're good at- be it singing, dancing, art or whatever. So when you have a few months ahead of you, and there's not much you plan on doing, save up some money by working somewhere or helping your parents out in some chores and get some professional training for what you love. Like I like dancing, so I've learnt Bharatnatyam- the Indian classical dance- for four years. It's good to learn something apart from the scholarly textbooks which every so often become boring.


When you feel lazy and have nothing to do, just do some exercise. Go for a run, hit the gym, or just simply turn up the music and dance away to glory. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.


Is there any better way of passing your time other than hanging out with your pals? Go out for a walk, shop in the mall, catch a film or just go and meet new people. 
You can also catch up with your long lost friends with whom you were in touch all through elementary school. They'll feel good to hear from you again and you'll do too. 
P.s. When I say socialize, I don't mean virtually. I mean it really. Don't just sit in front of the computer, make plans and go and actually see them. It's way better that way.

I think I have covered up almost every way I could think of to pass time. Have some more ideas? Don't forget to drop them in the comments below!