Thoughts On…Boredom (Prompt)

Ever feel like you need to get something off your chest? Sometimes I’ve just gotta talk it out. That’s why I’ve decided to do a monthly feature called “Thoughts On…” At the beginning of the month, I’ll provide a prompt to stimulate discussion. The point is to get us to put our thoughts out there – writing it all down can be quite cathartic. If you want to keep your writing private, that’s your thing and I won’t question it. If you’re ready to put it all out there, I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments. At the end of the month I’ll provide my own thoughts on the topic of the month. Think of it as a book club for writing.

thoughts on - boredom

I recently saw this post about an “I’m Bored” jar.  Each time a child whines of boredom, they can go to the jar and pull out one of the many ideas that are in there.  But boredom doesn’t just afflict kids; adults are prone as well.  Sure, now we have distractions like Netflix binges to stave it away, but that just means more lazy couch time.  What do you think about boredom and would you employ a tactic like the “I’m Bored” jar?

Thought Starters:

  • In this always connected world, do you find yourself ever getting bored?  Or is boredom not an issue because you have your trusty iPhone/iPad/10,000 channel tv?
  • How do you combat boredom?  When you find yourself getting bored, what do you like to do?
  • What are your go-to activities to keep those bored kids/friends around you entertained?
  • How many of your activities are alcohol related?  What are your booze-free suggestions?