If you have ever been bored in a room full of people, you’re not alone. Lots of people experience this every day, sometimes multiple times a day. Here are some things you can do to relieve your boredom without disturbing the people around you.
If you are in class, a meeting or other setting where you are supposed to pay attention, try your best to pay attention. You may be tired, which makes it seem like you are bored but in actuality you have things to do, try to remember all the rules and conditions of working in your workplace, or remember what you’re supposed to be studying and realize that things will be a lot easier if you listen now instead of try to catch up later.
If you are waiting for a bus or other situation where you are literally sitting around with nothing to do then this is for you. If you have your cellular phone there is a good chance you have a videogame that will occupy your time. Make sure you have the sound off and go ahead and start playing. Sure it might get a little boring after a little while, but remember you could be sitting down without it, and be grateful. If you have unlimited online use with your smart phone, you probably could do some research or find a small video that interests you.
However, if you do not have you phone with you, or do not own a phone or a phone with the capabilities of a video game or internet access there as some things. You are not out of luck. Thinking of your favorite song can be fun, but you have to be careful not to start singing or humming it, just in case the person next to you is not a fan of the song or is busy doing something that you could disrupt him.
Another thing you can do is run facts in your head, try to remember as much as you can about any language you once tried to learn. This is not only something to occupy your time, but will also help you if you should even want to pick up learning that language or, just need to use it.
Another productive thing is to try and remember everything you have to do this week, This can be a little depressing, as it makes you realize how busy you are, If this happens just use this time to relax and think about how you don’t have to do anything at all at this moment.
If all else fails, play” the squeeze your toes” game. That game is where you curl your toes inside your shoe, knowing that no one else around you will be able to know that you are rolling your toes inside your shoes. This is a simple and undisruptive exercise.