” The two enemies of the human mind are pain and boredom.”
I remember when school was over and everybody was excited.
Now, we’re in July, and everyone wants to go back.
And that’s all because of the boredom or lack of excitement we currently have in our lives.
So, we would just scroll through other people’s social media pages and check how they’re doing.
With all this current technology, we don’t have as much as an attention span as we used to.
And that’s because of notifications, new posts, etc.
But, when that is gone, we all go crazy and lose our minds.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word bored means:
“feeling tired and unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do.”
And, summertime is exactly like that.
Unless, you go on a vacation trip every 2 weeks, then summertime is mostly routine for you.
Here’s a summer schedule for most people my age:
- 10 a.m – 12 p.m : Wake up and scroll on phone
- 12 p.m – 3 p.m : Eat breakfast and then get back on phone again/ or go to work
- 3.pm – 7 p.m : Either they come back from work or spend the rest of the day at the pool
- 7 p.m – 12 a.m : Scroll on their phone until they go to sleep
They literally get on their phones for the whole day.
And that’s because they don’t know what to do or because they’re bored.
So, that’s why today I am going to give you things that you can do, besides get on your phone, in order to be mentally satisfied.
Here we go:
Start or try a new hobby
You can learn how to paint, or how to speak Swahili.
Just try to do something that sounds fun to you.
If you would like to learn how to code, take some online coding classes.
Or, if you want to learn how to be a disk jockey, give it a try.
There are so many things you can do besides see what your best friend has been up to lately.
So go out there and explore, alright?
Go out and enjoy nature
The early mornings and the evenings before sunset are the perfect time to do stuff like this.
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the health benefits of being in nature are:
- Boosting your immune system
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Reducing stress
- Improves mood
- and so much more…
And, who doesn’t like to hear the sound of nature?
Read and Write
I put these in the same group because they complement each other.
Reading is a product of what people write, and writing is the process before you read.
Besides being something fun to do, nobody really realizes the positive effects of reading and writing in your brain.
You get to gain new insight and new perspectives while reading, and you express a lot about what’s inside of you while writing.
I think the reason reading and writing doesn’t seem appealing to us is because school tends to make it a chore.
For example, they would make you take tests on what you read, and demand that you write an essay about a certain topic in order for a grade.
Reading and writing should be fun and enjoyable, not demanding and burdensome.
Exercise should be mandatory for all of us!
Exercise keeps us healthy, and we should at least do 30 minutes of exercise each day.
It doesn’t have to be gruesome like a 30 mile run each day.
It could be something like a morning walk or where you just play sports with your friends each day.
Just, do something physically that makes you enjoy exercise.
Our world is full of things to do.
You don’t need money in order to truly enjoy life, you just need a good heart and an open-mind for new things.
Now, don’t just read this and not do anything about it…
You have to apply it!
“Exploring is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.”
Hope you guys learned something!