I like to make lists. It’s not because I’m organized, but because I’m visual. I have so much going on in my head that if I can’t look at a list of things that are specific to what I’m dealing with, then I won’t remember the great thoughts I once had about this particular circumstance. Is this making sense?
Anywho, I decided to make “The Boredom List” for the moments when I’ve checked email/Facebook more than once within 10 minutes, or I’m looking around the house at all the things to do and get mentally paralyzed, or I am just straight motivation-less.
I knew I needed a list of things made by my “responsible self” to remind my “paralyzed, computer-numbed self” what is truly important before I fall into a time-sucking black hole.
Try making your own, write/print it out, and stick it next to your computer.
THE BOREDOM LIST
- Read Scripture/Pray/Journal/Worship
- Interact with your family (you know, that guy you married and those little people you both produced)
- Go to sleep, you night owl!
- Do some exercises (sit-ups, push-ups, trampoline, stretching, etc.)
- Write a fruitful blog post (maybe one about being bored. Oh wait…)
- Prepare food (ferments, kids’ lunches)
- Read your latest book/magazine or research your latest interest
- Call a friend – lots of folks to catch up with…
- Clean/organize something (the kitchen is always a safe bet.)
What would you put on your “Boredom List?”