Tired of Being Bored? Get to Know Yourself And Learn How to Have Fun Again

Are you ready to learn how to have fun again? Are you so bored with your life that you wonder if you’ll ever be happy and excited to get up in the morning? If being bored has become a way of life are you, it’s time to start doing something new.

If you don’t even know what you like to do, take some time to get to know yourself again. Sometimes when life becomes predictable you forget what you used to do that you enjoyed. It then becomes necessary to get to know yourself and what makes you happy. Are you ready to learn how to get out of the rut and have fun again? You need to take some time figuring out what you enjoy.

Here are 6 things you can do to learn what you love again and help you overcome boredom and have fun.

1. Take out a notepad and just start writing. Write about anything you like. Write down your hopes and dreams, your feelings about life, your family, or anything you can think about. Just keep writing until you can’t stand writing anymore. Now go back through your writing and find anything you want to focus on. This is a great way to get to know yourself better. You can also learn what causes you fear, anger, joy, happiness, pain, and any other emotions.

2. Write down a list of all your favorite things to do. Write as fast as you can. Keep writing down everything you like. You may be surprised by some of the things you write down when you’re not thinking too hard. You may find that some of your favorite things are things you had forgotten or stopped doing for one reason or another. Now you can start doing them again.

You may find that one of your favorite things could become a business. Wouldn’t it be great to start a business doing something you love?

3. Write down these one word positive affirmations on three by five cards or post it notes and place them all over the house so that you can see them all through the day. I have included some positive words below, but feel free to come up with your own positive words that fit your goals.

Amazing, assertive, creative, confident, decisive, desirable, effective, excellent, fantastic, functional, gifted, grateful, honorable, imaginative, joyful, leader, lovable, lucrative, magnificent, optimistic, patient, positive, quick, responsible, revitalized, self-assured, strong, terrific, thankful, trustworthy, unique, valiant, visionary, warm, whimsical

4. Make a goals collage. Find pictures in magazines of things that you want, or would like to achieve in your life. Put together a collage on a poster board. Write down what each picture means below it. Do your best to put everything in the order of the most important to least important. Look at your collage several times each day to motivate you to achieve each goal.

5. Take out a notepad and at the top of the page, write, “What would I do if I had $1,000,000?” Now as fast as you can, start writing down everything you would do with $1,000,000 if you acquired it tomorrow. Once you have written down everything quickly go to another page and write down “What would I do with $1,000,000?” at top of the page again. Now, just add one thing each day to see if the things that you want change as each day passes. Determine the most important things you want to have, and what things can come off your first list. This can help you finally determine what is really important to you.

6. Write a list of 100 things you like about yourself. Just start writing down every little thing you can think of that you like. Keep this list handy to read anytime you are feeling unsure of yourself. It will help you feel better and realize you have a lot to offer.

Making Most of No Time At All

TIME is a killer. We are all withering away and, yet, we don’t value such a truth the way it demands we value it. And, still, if we do value it as we should we still have regrets.

We had 179 hours with our stillborn son’s body, yet it wasn’t enough. It never could be. But there is also the fact that what we did in those precious few hours we had with him we may only have repeated again and again because he was lifeless.

I contend that making the most of no time at all – not a literal schema – is simply about doing just that. It’s about seeing how the time slips away, irrevocably and irretrievably.

And what do we have left once that’s all gone?

The memories we have made, the trinkets kept, the sadness we retain which is surely a gift of God that makes us feel in ways to heal, and the fact we shared this experience.

As consumers of grace, we have taken this gift of both Nathanael’s little body and the time we had. We had it. We took it and had no problem making the most of it.

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We think we have time but we have no time at all.

Life changes in a split second, even though it took us decades for the abruptness to betray our attentions. Then life is a steep and steely lesson. We will all be caught out these ways at least once in our lives.

But, now, making the most of no time at all is not as easy as we think it will be.

Not all of our future problems can we foresee like the finiteness of the time we had with Nathanael. We may get our ideas of wise use of time and make a poor judgment, deploying our efforts in activities we think are worthy, but which aren’t, as is revealed later.

But there is not much use in regret, though regret comes as a function of a sad truth.

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Making most of no time at all. What are we to do?

Discerning wisely the selection and use of time, we remind ourselves that we are making an eternal choice.

Time is the gift of God’s grace for experience, and experience is God’s grace in time: an eternal gift.

Time is no spouse of regret, yet, if we lack diligence, our time comes to be united with regret eternally.

Time is the brother of experience. Such siblings take good account for one another.

Spending time with one eye on the possibility for regret is fixing the other eye on making the most of the present.