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Super Productive Things You Can Do When You’re Bored
The myth of productivity despises boredom. Our civilisation looks down on this absolutely natural state. Is boredom really the opposite of productiveness? Does not doing anything should be perceived as wrong? Well, we’re not at all suggesting that you should slack around doing absolutely nothing thought it is sometimes tempting. We’re just thinking it should be ok to let your mind get bored sometimes.
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15 super productive things
you can do when you’re bored
The myth of productivity despises boredom. Our civilisation looks down on
this absolutely natural state. Is boredom really the opposite of
productiveness? Does not doing anything should be perceived as wrong?
Well, we’re not at all suggesting that you should slack around doing
absolutely nothing thought it is sometimes tempting. We’re just thinking it
should be ok to let your mind get bored sometimes.
let your mind wonder
Creativity is born from… boredom. Melanie Jean Juneau suggested
even that kids need time to get bored as that is the way creativity is
born. When bored do not stress yourself about the things you could
have done. Do not push yourself intentionally into productivity as this
may be counter-productive. Instead just fool around and try to
something creative, even if you think this is a waste of time. Anyway…
do not feel always guilty about it!
Legendary Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips wrote an amazing book on
Why the Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life. You can read
about it in a very good review by Maria Popova from the Brain Pickings.
CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE
Coffee boosts productivity – it is a well proven fact. It not only stimulate the
adenosine receptors, it is healthy and helps fight away stress. Make sure it
is not instant crap but a true to form espresso or espresso based coffee
drink. Preparing it should also be a pleasant ritual. You can even meditate
the crema! Take time and observe it and than take time to appreciate it.
Like the Italians appreciate ‘dolce far niente’ – sweet doing nothing.
Work on your
Try doing mental exercises that help you focus on positive experiences and
mindfulness to alleviate you of what you’re perceiving as boredom. A few
simple steps towards improving your mental health can go a long way, not
only towards productivity but your happiness in general.
With the aim of teaching as many people as possible to be happier, The
Happiness Institute offers a range of services based on extensive research,
particularly from the growing field of positive psychology. It is one of my
favourite resources to look for solutions based on the science of positive
CLICK TO VISIT THE HAPPINESS INSTITUTE
Work on your
To tired or bored to do something really meaningful? Try just walking! If you don’t
have a lot of energy to do something mental, hopefully you at least have the
energy to partake in a physical activity. Some productive things to do when bored
are running, walking, biking and lifting weights. Any kind of exercise is likely to
free you from boredom. Providing you feel like being freed from it.
Looking for motivation and inspiration? Visit Sophie Guidolin’s blog. It is based
around everything from a healthy eating lifestyle to clean eating with children and
everything in between . You’ll find a more holistic approach to physical health.
CLICK TO VISIT SOPHIE’S BLOG
Even if you are not an artist or do not consider yourself very
artistic. Creative activities like painting or creative writing
could be the perfect productive things to do when bored. And
if you are looking for inspiration , you might want to visit
some great blogs, like 2craftand2create.
CLICK TO VISIT 2CRAFTANDTOCREATE
Work on your…
Work is probably the hardest thing to do when bored, but it’s still
possible to muscle through the lethargy and get things done. If you’re
unmotivated, remind yourself that your time best spent is doing the
work that pays your income. A cash incentive goes a long way towards
One of my favourite blogs on productivity is Zen Habits – a blog with a
totally different approach to the subject of productivity and lifehacking.
CLICK TO VISIT ZENHABITS
think good culture
Tristan White from Culture is Everything blog focuses on a
different kind of culture – the organisational one. And I think it is
great idea to think of this kind of culture every time you are bored.
What are the values, what is important, what matters?
Tristan White from Culture is Everything will guide you through the
world of good organisational culture. His blog is a great resource to
CLICK TO VISIT TRISTAN'S BLOG
consume good food
Not to eat but to nourish yourself. And that is the most
important distinction. And remember it is truly a myth that good
things are not healthy things. It just happens that artificially
sweet things are highly addictive. But preparing a good quality
meal when bored can set your creative spirits free.
Christina Soong a writer, recipe developer, photographer,
stylist and consultant from the Hungry Australian blog can
help you with that – she is an amazing source of inspiration.
CLICK TO VISIT THE HUNGRY AUSTRALIAN
When you’re bored is an opportune time to learn. Productive things to
do when bored might be to read how-to books or watch YouTube
tutorials. Or read good blogs. Or have coffee and read good blogs.
Gregory Ciotti – a contributor at Entrepreneur says “As healthy food
fuels the body, so does brain food fuel the mind. Garbage in, garbage
out as they say.” To learn how to differentiate between what matters
and what matters less, read his article
CLICK TO READ GREGORY’S ARTICLE
Not to just digest but to understand the world better.
Information isn’t the same as knowledge. Are there names,
terms, dates, statistics or something similar you need to
ingrain in your head? Studying data is one of the most
productive things you can do when bored.
The apps can put the world’s event in the palm of your end, completely
with tailored recommendations and the ability to share content among
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One of the reasons you’re not as prolific as you want, may be that
you have too much clutter. Productive things to do when bored
include tidying up your desk, removing books you’ll never read
from your bookshelf and deleting the smartphone apps you never
use. This also helps eliminate distractions in the most natural way.
JOSHUA BECKER from Becoming Minimalist says “Our world has
become a constant feed of information, noise, and entertainment”
and suggests 10 unconventional to live distraction-less
CLICK TO VISIT BECOMING MINIMALIST
Are you worried about something? Is that concern getting in the way of your
productivity? Deal with the problems that are keeping you from spending your time
as well as you should. Examples include tasks like double-checking your schedule
and sending follow-up emails. By removing all of your stressors, you’ll be a lot more
As the psychologists from the HelpGuide.org say “Worrying can be helpful when it
spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you’re preoccupied with “what
ifs” and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem.” To learn more about the
self-help visit their site to discover the free resources.
CLICK TO VISIT HELP GUIDE
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