“I’m bored.” How many times did you whine those words as a kid?
When I did, my mom would run through a list of possibilities. Ride your bike, take a walk, play tennis, read a book…. If I didn’t latch on to one of those ideas, she finally said, “Well, you can help me do XX (a dreaded chore).”
And that would be enough for me to scurry from the room and find something to do somewhere else.
But now we’re adults, and sometimes we get bored with life itself — not for just an afternoon.
We may call it something more sophisticated — like “ennui” — but that’s just French for boredom.
As an adult with grown-up responsibilities, you know there are always a million productive things you could be doing. (That checkbook isn’t going to balance itself!)
However, if you want to change up your life and Do Something Fun! Do Something Different! Do Something Exciting! — and washing the kitchen floor isn’t cutting it… read on. Continue reading