End Boredom


Helping you end boredom


If you’re bored and genuinely don’t want to be, this site is for you.

Here, you can find out why you’re bored, learn techniques for overcoming boredom and go on to learn new skills that will replace boredom with enthusiasm, curiosity, expertise and new exciting approaches for interacting with the world.

To truly end your boredom you need to understand what causes boredom and how this applies to you. The information below will identify your condition and direct you away from being bored.


Why you are bored

Boredom is caused by your relationship to your environment in two main ways:

The first is when your environment creates your boredom, e.g., a town with nothing happening in it (is boring), a dull movie (is boring), repetitive work (is boring), a person with nothing to say (is boring), etc. Most people in this group use distractions like shopping, watching TV, snacking, etc. to deal with this type of boredom. Using distractions to deal with boredom will only keep you in a boredom loop.

The second is when you cause your own boredom, regardless of the environment, because you have a psychological condition that interferes with the way you interact with your world. An example of this is an attention disorder. Most people in this group are bored because they can’t concentrate on anything well enough to become meaningfully involved in it.

Keep reading and find out which boredom condition you have.

Boredom caused by your environment

To find out if boredom is caused by your environment, think about all the things that make it up. This includes:

    • Your work
    • Your home
    • Your city or town
    • The people (or lack of people) in your life
    • Your daily routines
    • Your activities

Consider what has meaning in your environment. The lack of meaning causes boredom.

Meaning is an important area that you’ll be able to work on later (keep reading). Also consider if you are caught in a boredom loop, where you use distractions like useless interneting, shopping, watching TV, etc. to deal with your boredom.

Ending your boredom loop is tricky but essential, like getting rid of an addiction.

                             (Here’s where this site can help you.)

Boredom in your environment is also caused by the relation of your skill level to your challenge.

Below is a graph that looks at the variations between skill and challenge:

bored help skill vs challenge

You can use this graph to compare all your real or desired activities, e.g., work, relationships, ambitions, etc.

Consider if your life, or activities in your life, lack enough challenge or are so challenging that you give up, a condition known as “learned helplessness”.

Also consider whether you would be happier if you were good enough at something to get what you really wanted!

As you can see from this chart, in order to escape boredom, you need to increase both your challenge and skill level.

Your objective is to get into the yellow zone of AROUSAL, CONTROL and ultimately FLOW.

This means you need to set your sights for MEANING and FLOW!

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Boredom caused by yourself

Are you the cause of your own boredom?

This means – do you have a psychological condition that interferes with how you interact with your world?

These conditions include:

    • Attention disorder
    • Depression

Attention Disorder

Attention disorders, e.g., ADHD, are a major cause of boredom, because they interfere with concentration and prevent meaningful involvement in a subject.

To check whether or not you suffer from an attention disorder see how many of the below conditions apply to you:

    • An internal sense of anxiety
    • Impulsive spending habits
    • Frequent distractions during sex
    • Frequently misplace the car keys, your purse or wallet or other day-to-day items
    • Lack of attention to detail
    • Trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands
    • Often don’t seem to listen when spoken to directly
    • An attitude of “read the directions when all else fails”
    • Impulsive job changes
    • Trouble maintaining an organized work and/or home environment
    • Often have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks
    • Often avoid, dislike or are reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort
    • Chronically late or always in a hurry
    • Frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living
    • Poor financial management and frequent late bills
    • Procrastination
    • Inconsistent work performance
    • Sense of underachievement
    • Frequent mood swings
    • Trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relationships
    • A need to seek high stimulation activities
    • Tendency toward exaggerated outbursts
    • Transposing numbers, letters, words
    • Tendency toward being argumentative
    • Addictive personality toward food, alcohol, drugs, work and/or gambling
    • Tendency to worry needlessly and endlessly
    • “Thin-skinned” – having quick or exaggerated responses to real or imagined slights

If ten or more of these conditions apply to you, then you may very well have an attention disorder.


Depression can be caused by many things, including life events or brain chemistry. Depression can also be caused by boredom. If you think you’re depressed because you’re bored then keep reading. If you think you’re depressed because you have a psychological problem, then you should consider seeking professional medical advice.

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Boredom caused by your environment, cont.

Alright for you! You’re one step closer to ending the boredom!


Let’s find and develop what these two words are about in 3 non-boring steps.

Step 1 – Discover Meaning

Step 2 – Discover Flow

Step 3 – Practice with real world situations

Step 1Discover Meaning

Remember you were asked to think about your work, home, city, etc.?

Well now make a list with three columns, BORING, NEUTRAL and MEANINGFUL. Fill these columns in. Be 100% honest. If a person is boring put them in the boring column. If you have a secret desire for someone, put them in the meaningful column. Look at images on your walls, having to tie your shoelaces, saying “good morning” to people at school or work, preparing dinner, days of the week, etc. As many things as you can think of that are part of your life. Have fun with this list, it’s who you really are 🙂

bored help meaningful list

The idea is to distinguish things in your life that have these differences. Keep updating your list as ideas come into your mind. When your list has a lot of detail, look at everything you’ve written in the MEANINGFUL column. If you now get more involved with any or all of what you’ve written there, your life will have more meaning.  Logical, right?

Making this list works because before you made the list you had no clear way of identifying what was meaningful to you. Now that you’ve made the list, you can consciously focus on what is meaningful to you. As you become more involved with what you’ve listed as MEANINGFUL you should experience a sense of inspiration as if whatever was blocking you before, like feeling self-conscious or a repressive force, suddenly loses its blocking effect.

When this happens, you’re ready for Step 2!

Step 2Discover Flow

If you’ve ever experienced Flow, then you know it feels magical. It is what Zen masters spend their lives trying to perfect. It is what athletes refer to as “being in the zone”. Flow is when you feel one with what you’re doing. It’s when you are so good at what you do that your actions become reflexive, no need to think, just do.

To understand how flow works you need to think of something you’re good at, even if it’s boring. Sports are a classic area where flow is apparent, but it can be found in anything you do, e.g., your work, making something, reading a book, even cleaning the house or washing the dishes. When you’ve decided upon something use it as an activity to experience the sensations of effortlessness, connection and fluidity. The greater the challenge, the more intense the sensation of Flow.

Before you begin, try to relax your mind so that it is calm but alert. Then find a comfortable, easy pace to do your activity. Never stress yourself (meditation is optimal for this). Treat each step in the process of your activity as equal to all the others.

Flow will happen when your level of concentration is high. Concentration should happen naturally. If it doesn’t, consider whether or not you have an attention disorder.

                          (For attention disorders, click here.)

If you’re having trouble finding an activity where you can find flow, here are some suggestions:

    • Practice throwing ping pong balls into a cup until it becomes easy
    • Hum a song until you get all the notes exactly right by memory
    • Move about your room with slow fluid motions using arms, legs and body (listening to music helps this)
    • Write down random words and sentences until they start to make sense
    • Learn to juggle three tennis balls (advanced). Hint: practice juggling against a wall. This will stabilize the angle of the ball movement.

When you can do your activity without thinking about it, you’ve found Flow!

After you’ve had a taste of the power of Flow, it’s time to combine it with Meaning. This means going to Step 3.

Step 3Practice with real world situations

The exciting part.

A big step in the process of escaping from boredom is learning how to take the right risk. Because in Step 1 you made a list of things that are MEANINGFUL to you, you can use it as a guide to finding what you’re really looking for. Your list will help you choose the right thing and also give you confidence in how you apply your choice to the real world.

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2 thoughts on “End Boredom

  1. Ha! Cool site! Yea, let’s find meaning in our lives. It’s been hijacked by the media. I think we’re all bored because people don’t think for themselves anymore. Too much pressure to live like movie stars.

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