Humans have a natural tendency to get bored from the jobs they do every day. Same happens with blogging. Though blogging is a very interesting and addictive activity, at times, you may feel bored of usual blogging stuff you do every day.
I have examples where many newbies who started blogging, and after a few months, they found themselves getting bored of writing content and doing other blogging stuff. They found quitting is the best thing, and they did quit.
I would say that whenever you feel getting bored from ‘something,’ indulge yourself in some other activities temporarily rather than leaving that ‘something’ forever.
I have been blogging for around 6 years now, and I have gone through such situations where I didn’t feel like writing and doing other blogging stuff. But, I never thought of leaving it because getting bored of usual work is normal for human beings as I said early in the article as well. I try to indulge myself in something else for a short period and then make a comeback after the break with more energy and enthusiasm.
Always Remember;. Getting bored of something you love for a short duration is natural. However, if you really feel that blogging is not for you, and you are not passionate about it anymore, you should leave it.
As I said, I have gone through this phase too where I didn’t feel like blogging and was getting bored of the stuff I do every day. But,. Yes, we need breaks from our regular work to keep the passion ON and keep ourselves energetic. A simple example of this is the weekend holidays in offices where you work every day. The weekend holidays are planned to keep you fresh and rejuvenated. So, that when you back to work after weekends, all of your tiredness and anxiety left behind, and you start afresh.
I would like to share a few activities that I do when I am bored from blogging and online activities.
[Note: I rarely get bored from blogging.]
1. Watching Movies
I was not a big fan of watching movies, but since last year, I have been watching a lot of movies on my laptop. When I don’t feel like writing and doing other online activities, I used to watch movies specifically the Hollywood movies. It takes away all the boredom instantly. Sometimes one movie is enough, and sometimes I watch multiple movies without getting back to work. Believe me; it does work for me. However, this is a personal choice and liking to watch movies. If you are a fan of cinemas, you must watch movies when you feel bored of blogging activities. Motivational movies may be the great suit for you in such situation.
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2. Watching TV
Watching TV is very different from watching movies. I watch movies mostly on my laptop, and when I say watching TV, it includes reality shows, funny shows, and anything you like. You may watch sports if you want. When Cricket matches are going on, I watch Cricket only on the TV. And, if not, I watch a few serials to keep myself filled with joy.
Why should we wait to get bored then watch TV, why not fix some time to watch TV every day to diversify your schedule of work and enjoyment? This leads to a better life as you don’t stick to doing just one work i.e. blogging rather you enjoy other things as well.
3. Going For Walk
Sometimes when I am bored of working, I simply turn off my laptop, leave my phone at home, and go out for walking. Walking is very important and healthy practice for everyone, but it also takes out boredom of working. Specifically, when you walk with one of your friends or with any of your family members, you talk to them while walking which is even better.
This idea works for me quite well. Try to make a schedule of going for a walk for at least 30 minutes every day, and you will see that you will start feeling fresh and energetic the whole day. And, when you do this on a regular basis, you will find that you are not getting bored at all anymore.
4. Spending Time with Family
Being a blogger, I have to do a lot of things such as writing articles, proofread them, dealing with clients, blog commenting, checking blogs for issues, and many different things. In such situation, getting bored is certain because I don’t find much time even to spend with my family.
When I feel something missing and boring, I book a ticket to my hometown, and visit there along with my wife to spend time with my full family which refreshes me to the core, and this is one of my biggest stress busters as well as it fills me with a lot of joy and happiness.
So, if you are in such situation and feeling bored, go spend some time with your family..
5. Playing games
If you can play outdoor games, there is nothing better than that because that can be very useful for the health as well. There are video games available which you can play to forget the boredom.
Many people may have something else that they do when they are bored. I have shared the 5 things that I do when I am bored. And, I am sure a few might be common for all.
P.S. The 5 things I have listed in the post as the things I do when I am bored but why not include all of these 5 things in our day to day life so that we won’t be blogging all the time, and spend time with these different things. This way getting bored will be a rare situation I think.
What do you do when you are bored of blogging? I would love to hear your opinion in comments.