Bored? Why? - Boredom is a mindset
Hello, I am 75 and have been retired for 2 years. Who can you inspire, comfort, befriend?
During those two years, COVID became the center focus of our society and isolation, in varying degrees, has become the norm, especially for seniors. I routinely scan the posts in this blog.
Unfortunately, it seems that there are more discouraging posts and fewer inspiring ones. The idea of changing mindset is welcoming.
It is my impression that boredom is a mindset - and a choice. We live in a time when we have many choices, many opportunities to learn and contribute, but we can’t just sit in our homes and watch tv or play computer games, and hope to grow.
We do get to decide what we get to do each day.
Can you write a note of thanks to someone everyday?
Can you worship, pray, journal, meditate? Can you read, join a book club, exercise, follow Silver Sneakers online?
Can you paint a room, or a picture, walk your dog or a neighbor’s dog, plant a garden, or a container?
Write your life story, write a poem or a limerick, plan a trip?
Take an online class, make a meal for a friend?
We each have opportunities if we look for them!
Why settle for boredom?