In the society that we live in, it is impossible to become bored, yet we find a way to make it happen anyway. Think about everything that you could be doing right now: cleaning your room, going for a walk, reading a book, exercising, doing work… the possibilities are endless! Now, ask yourself, “What am I doing right now?” When I ask myself this question, the answer is usually, “I went on my phone because I was bored and now my eyes hurt because I don’t want to look away.” This is the mindset of most people our age, but it is a mindset that is so easy to change.
Boredom comes from the inability to see life through a new lens. So, how does one look through a new lens? The first step is to think back to when you were a child. I remember seeing so much magic in the world. To me, the pollen grains that we see when the sun rises or sets were creatures napping in the air, and the chirping birds were elves having tea in a tree. The second step is try to find that same mindset you had as a child and apply it to the life you live now. Does the plant in your room have a personality? Maybe the pictures on the wall yell at each other on occasion. Look up from this article and, with the first object you see, create something. The third and final step is to think of your mind as an abyss that houses many new creations and ideas. Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, but he simply began with an idea which blossomed into something real. We all have the capability to create new things, but we give into our fear of failure and look at our devices all day, and our ideas shrivel up and fall apart.
Boredom is a mindset that can be disposed of simply by seeing life with a new perspective. Just take the simple things around you and turn them into whatever your mind creates. The ideas that you form will create a whole new world intended only for you.