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Embracing boredom

”Without boredom, no creativity.”

Going through seasons of boredom and restlessness can be a beautiful reminder that we should allow ourselves to simply be, bored. Ask yourself – Why am I seeking stimulation all the time? Acknowledge this moment, exactly as it is. Make yourself comfortable, and allow yourself to sit with the boredom. Watch it. Invite it in. Maybe it has something to tell you?

Allow the boredom to enter, and from there slowly move forward. We progress from acceptance, not from resentment. You simply allow things to be as they are, and when you’re ready, you take action.

”Allow yourself to be bored, and see what happens.”

We need to be ok with sitting with boredom; that is how creativity is born.

The feeling of boredom is usually all about mindset. First you change your thinking, and by changing your thinking you slowly but surely change your doing. And after a while you’ll notice how your doing turns into being. Being means it’s automatic, second nature; it’s a part of who you are. You don’t have to think about it – you just are. According to Dr. Joe Dispenza the first step in breaking the habit of being yourself is to become conscious of your unconscious self. (Dispenza, 2012).

Look at the boredom and restlessness as a sign for you to turn inwards; to focus less on what others are doing, and more on what you wish to do. When facing boredom it can be very easy to fall back into old negative thought patterns. Ask yourself – What can I do with this knowledge?

You can begin to change. You can catch the thought before it completely takes over. However, be grateful for the thought, for showing up – since it has made you aware of who you don’t want to be. It’s time to create space within – to be open to fresh, new vibes to enter.

Use the time to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Great questions to ask oneself during moments of boredom are:

What’s important to me?
Who do I wish to spend my time with?
What do I want to do with my time here on earth?
What do I want to say, and how do I wish to act?
How do I wish to feel?
What is the greatest ideal of myself?


To be able to turn inwards is an opportunity to reflect, and change the aspects of yourself that you’re not proud of, or that you know that you can do better. Without blame or judgment, simply admit and accept.

Usually our greatest challenges come from the inside. I think it was Eckhart Tolle that once said; ”I’m not here to find my comfort zone. We’re here to experience difficulties – externally and internally. Embrace challenges, embrace evolution.”

That being said, next time you’re confronted by boredom – embrace it, lean towards it and challenge it.

References:

Dispenza, J. (2012) Breaking the habit of being yourself.

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  1. This is awesome! It has been during boredom that I have received some of my greatest inspirations, including the choice to pursue my current career. I wish more people could take advantage of these down times. Thanks so much for the inspirational post 🙂

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