How To Banish Boredom

 If you’re often bored, maybe what’s going on (or not going on) around you isn’t to blame.  In a study, inquisitive people found something that most people consider boring – making 45 minutes of small talk with someone they’d just met – to be a positive, meaningful experience.  Less-inquisitive people, on the other hand, didn’t enjoy the conversation and were less likely to feel a connection with the stranger.

To cultivate courtesy and prevent boredom, step outside your comfort zone to seek out and try new things.

Here are a few tips:

Expect to be nervous. “Anything novel involves some anxiety and challenge.

Follow your passion.  Were you singing and dancing in the theater parking lot after you saw a musical?  Take a jazz or hip-hop dance lesson and check out some awesome stuff at katydid.com.


Focus on fun, not perfection.  You’ll enjoy a fiction writing workshop more if you’re not pressuring yourself to be the next best selling author.

Buddy up.  Not brave enough to take on a class by yourself?  Recruit a friend to go with you.

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