A Guide to Handling Boredom for the Simple Minded


Jack Kern

Bored? I can help. No more staring at the ceiling, for your prayers have been answered.

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

I am absolutely positive that everyone who attends this school has experienced boredom at least once or twice. The simple truth is, well, being bored sucks. My aim here is to introduce you to a few methods of coping with boredom, with the added possibility of it being the slightest bit fun.

  1. Learn a new skill

Not only will the boredom be cured, but you may get something out of it. Think of something you’ve always wanted to do; in my case it was learning to play the guitar, which I actually accomplished thanks to boredom. I looked up a video tutorial on some basic skills and got myself some lessons for over the summer. Two years later, I am still playing and getting better. Believe me, if I can find the persistence to stick with something for so long, so can you.

  1. Music or Literature

I would strongly advise creating a Pandora account, as it allows you to discover new artists and bands that relate to those you already like. This is a great way to pass the time, as the amount of variety is practically infinite. But if music is not your thing, then look around for a book you might enjoy reading.

  1. Bug your friends

I do this one all the time. It is simple really, just send a text to as many contacts in your phone as you like and watch in amazement as the conversations begin. This one could last for many hours on end, and you may just end up laughing a little.

So there you have it, a simple guide to dealing with boredom. I can promise you that trying any one of these will keep you entertained for at least a few hours, so try them next time you find yourself trapped in the pits of entertainment shortage.