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Things to Do When You Have a Boring Life

by Timothy Sexton

Everybody experiences boredom at one point or another, but an unfortunate few live in an almost perpetual state of boredom. A number of reasons exist for this condition, and some you may not be able to overcome immediately. The key to escaping a boring life lies in identifying specific aspects of your life that lead you to consider your current existence drab and dull. Once you've identified the cause, you will find that you are presented with an array of solutions.

Change Careers

Some lives get boring because you get stuck in a rut in a job that isn't challenging and consumes much of your time. The thing to do when you have a boring life centered around a boring job is to look inside yourself and determine where you would like to be working five or ten years from now. Think about the kind of job that would be exciting enough to you that you can't imagine getting bored. You must dedicate all the time possible to discovering what you need to do to get that job, and then commit to doing everything necessary.

Find New Friends

Even people with a job they don't dread can find their life a bore. In these cases, the problem is more likely social. The solution to living a more interesting life away from your job or career is to find new friends if you have been stuck with the same group for years. Boredom that springs from loneliness because you don't have friends to go out with, calls for heading to places where you can find people who share some of your same interests. Head to parks, shopping malls, sporting events, restaurants, volunteer organizations, or anywhere you might discover some future friends who represent the cure for your boredom.

Move to a More Exciting Location

Environmental conditions can also contribute to profound boredom with your life. Living in a beach town may sound like paradise to others, but it can be anything but a paradise if you don't like to swim, fish or go boating. Consider a wholesale life change by moving to the mountains, a big city, the North or South or anywhere that looks more inviting and pleasurable to your sensibilities. The key is to get away from a location that fails to stimulate you and thus brings on consistent boredom with everything around you.

Learn Something New

Boredom can lead to entropy as a result of losing so much interest in things that it becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The way out of this dangerous rut is to take a chance on learning something new. Find a class in your town where you can learn something: cooking, archery, sculpture, photography, French, creative writing, wine tasting, or anything that strikes your fancy.

Get Adventurous

Although not for everyone, taking a chance on something truly wild and unexpected can be enough to snap you out of a boring life. Once you conquer one thing that most people don't even attempt, you will likely begin to look for other worlds to conquer. Suggestions include skydiving, scuba diving, mountain climbing or even singing in public.

About the Author

Timothy Sexton's more than 10,000 articles have been published on sites ranging from USA Today to CareerAddict, from PopEater to TakeLessons.com. His writing has been referenced in books ranging from "The Reckless Life...of Marlon Brando" to "Brand New China: Advertising, Media and Commercial and from Scarface Nation to Incentive!"

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