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    How do you handle boredom? I don't know why, but to me it's a depressing experience... What kind of things do you do to get out of it?

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    I cook, read, study, write, go for a drive, watch a movie/tv show, have a smoke, make a mix CD, call someone up, write an email, lay down, draw, tease my roommates' cats, review '5 year plan' (more like 5 week plan), etc.

    I don't get bored too much any more. I find myself judging whether or not I'm being 'productive' at achieving some emotional end.
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    Get in the battle!

    There are countless ways to get involved and contribute.
    Boredom is wasted time I've got a lot of wasted time coming up this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sereno View Post
    How do you handle boredom? I don't know why, but to me it's a depressing experience... What kind of things do you do to get out of it?
    that's easy. i substitute problems with Te with problems with Si.
    Drink a gallon of coffee and eat a few pints of ice cream.
    And don't sleep.
    Boredom cured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by force my hand View Post
    I cook, read, study, write, go for a drive, watch a movie/tv show, have a smoke, make a mix CD, call someone up, write an email, lay down, draw, tease my roommates' cats, review '5 year plan' (more like 5 week plan), etc.
    Yep. Replace "write" with "clean my room" and "draw" with "fix shit around the house"
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by force my hand View Post
    I cook, read, study, write, go for a drive, watch a movie/tv show, have a smoke, make a mix CD, call someone up, write an email, lay down, draw, tease my roommates' cats, review '5 year plan' (more like 5 week plan), etc.
    Sounds good. Though the one thing I don't feel like doing is calling someone up, just leaving the phone off.

    Quote Originally Posted by force my hand View Post
    I don't get bored too much any more. I find myself judging whether or not I'm being 'productive' at achieving some emotional end.
    That's interesting, I might have the opposite problem.


    Quote Originally Posted by UDP View Post
    Get in the battle!

    There are countless ways to get involved and contribute.
    Boredom is wasted time I've got a lot of wasted time coming up this summer.
    Well, that's not a bad idea, but I'll have to commute a lot for charity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    that's easy. i substitute problems with Te with problems with Si.
    Drink a gallon of coffee and eat a few pints of ice cream.
    And don't sleep.
    Boredom cured.
    But what do you do when you're awake? I find sleeping a good way to make the day go by faster actually.


    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    Yep. Replace "write" with "clean my room" and "draw" with "fix shit around the house"
    Yeah I need to do that.... eventually. To me I have a pretty organized mess, I know where everything is located. You'd think it's a mess, but, it's not... Also I don't feel like doing that type of activity, hehe.

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    I almost never get bored, there's all kinds of stuff to do or think about. Consider looking up a new hobby or reading up on a new subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by force my hand View Post
    I cook....
    Hahaha, I laughed when I read this. I immediately imagined you as a male housewife, wearing the kitchen apron and hat, flipping pancakes and what not.... lol
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    I do all kinds of stuff - usually the quickest and easiest is to pick up the local events paper and find something random to do that I've never done before and prod some poor sucker into going with me Or get a group together and go out, take a trip, go camping, whatever... sift through the library, find a good book.. sign up for some random class..

    Very timely. I've been getting that itchy bored feeling these past few days...

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    When I get bored, I go and wander someplace. The library, or the park, or wherever. Getting out of the house and being around other people, even if I'm not talking to anyone, helps me, personally.
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    Shop and eat.

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    When bored, I tend to want to get out of the house for whatever reason. So I go take care of errands, work out, eat out, etc. Alternatively, I'll pop open a book, look up random new things on the internet, watch tons of movies, or take a nap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterpark View Post
    Hahaha, I laughed when I read this. I immediately imagined you as a male housewife, wearing the kitchen apron and hat, flipping pancakes and what not.... lol
    Fuck, that would be sweet! Stay at home all day watching Oprah and soaps with the boys....


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    I can't wait to be a housewife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    I can't wait to be a housewife.
    You'd be bored to death in 3 days. 4 if it's a big house.
    "Those who make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    You'd be bored to death in 3 days. 4 if it's a big house.
    Maybe, but I think it would be the ultimate life. Pop a few kids out, play with playdough all day, watch talk shows, bake cookies, etc. What more could you want?







    I'm kidding. Sort of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LokiVanguard View Post
    You'd be bored to death in 3 days. 4 if it's a big house.
    Nah, it rocks. I'm never bored. Or, anyway, if I am I go out. But man oh man did I used to get bored at work. And I didn't have the option of just leaving if I got bored either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom View Post
    Nah, it rocks. I'm never bored. Or, anyway, if I am I go out. But man oh man did I used to get bored at work. And I didn't have the option of just leaving if I got bored either.
    Heh well I meant the general impression I got from her was that she'd get bored, but, to each their own right?
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