Everyone gets bored now and then
specially during this coronavirus pandemic
because many of us have plenty of idle time.
During this time, we have the choice of changing
our mood to healthy alternatives versus
connecting to family and friends and passing
high flying and forceful hits to boost our mood
and make selfish impression to feel important.
This kind of negative boredom behavior can
ultimately lead to alienating other people or
could lead to some sort of addiction. Hereís an
article inspired by the writings of Carole
Bennett about the saying/proverb: ďAn idle mind
is the devilís playground/workshop.Ē
Those of us with too
much time may easily find ourselves in hot,
troubled waters if we are not wise enough to
handle the idle time that we have properly.
People who tend to be bored may also be weary or
restless because of lack of any personal
interests to explore. They are either bored with
themselves, their daily routine or life.
Never let the brain idle.
ĎAn idle mind is the devilís
workshop.í And the devilís name is
Alzheimerís. - George Carlin
usually stems from one's own lack of motivation,
endeavor or creativity. Everyone gets bored now
and then, but it is the difference between
changing that mood to either healthy or
unhealthy alternatives. It is hard to imagine
people being bored these days; even if they are
not interested in stretching their muscles,
feelings or their minds. There are so many
gadgets these days that can provide hours of
useless or entertaining activities, so it seems
that one has to look hard and actually seek out
An idle brain is the devilís
workshop. One who has nothing to do
will be tempted to do many
Boredom takes some
perseverance to shake off. It is a state of mind
and requires a committed determination to do
something about it or change up the routine. I
have learned that one can form a habit out of
being bored because it can present a degree of
Eventually, unless somebody expects something
from us, or we donít expect anything from
ourselves, drugs and/or alcohol can seem like an
acceptable choice of behavior and the easiest
and quickest fix requiring little or no effort
to get high or drink.
or alcohol can appear to take away the pain of
emotional, mental or physical challenges.
Boredom is often simply a state of awareness
that shows up just prior to the surfacing of
difficult, painful things we have stuffed away
from our conscious awareness.
difficult a challenge as boredom can present to
overcome for anyone of any age, the answer lies
in confronting and moving through and beyond the
causes of boredom. Those of us experiencing
significant levels of boredom need to ask
themselves, what challenging and likely
unpleasant experiences they are attempting to
I have learned that
every sunrise in our lives we have an
oppportunity to make someone smile, to care, to
to be happy, and joyful. Let us do it!
By Tim Pedrosa
to Goethe, nature knows no pause and
attaches a curse upon inaction. Indeed, it
is a curse to remain idle. We must all
make every effort to keep ourselves
occupied. The more a person works, the
more he progresses.