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The Struggle is Real: 3 Tips for Beating Boredom

By Genevieve Cunningham

Boredom is a tough state of being. We all feel bored from time to time, some more than others. And honestly, a little boredom isn't going to hurt us. It gives us a chance to relax, use our imaginations, or do something completely for ourselves. But when boredom becomes a constant, it can spell big trouble. It brings out bad habits that can damage our long-term health and well-being. We do things like binge watch TV, eat too much, and avoid movement. It's not good! If you need to beat boredom for the sake of your own health, take a look at these tips to try today.

Learn Something Completely New

Sometimes the same old hobbies can get boring. So if you're already bored and turn to a favorite activity, the boredom might stick around. Instead, try learning something completely new. Something that requires your full attention. Something you've always wanted to try. As you learn something new, you'll exercise your most important muscle -- the brain -- and at the end of the day, you'll have a new skill set as well. 

Break the Pattern

Often, boredom happens when our patterns get old. We do the same thing in the same order every single day. If you're starting to feel boredom creeping in, change it up. Try a new step in your morning routine. Try a brand new workout. Try switching the order in which you carry out tasks. For mild boredom, a little change in the routine might be enough to trample the feeling of boredom and make you feel even more comfortable with security and routine. 

Get Your Hands Busy

If you're really feeling bored and can't shake it, get your hands doing something. Idle hands are not the best idea. If you can keep your hands busy, your mind will follow. Try making crafts, knitting, painting, or working in the yard. Just start with your hands, and everything else -- from the brain to your health -- will follow behind. 

Boredom can be a plague. If we're not careful, it will win every time. But when it comes to our health, we can't allow this to happen! Use these tips to stifle the boredom, and your body, mind, health, and life in general will be much better off. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Calif.

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