Monday, 20 July 2015

Boredom. (Monday Moments #8)


          It was a usual Friday evening, but she just couldn't stand it anymore. She was bored beyond limits. She thought it'd be a great weekend because of the little trip she had planned with her friends. But, it was ultimately cancelled. She was still sulking about that. At any other day, she could've done many interesting things. But, this evening had rendered her useless. She started watching a movie but gave up on it within fifteen minutes. It was just not the best solution. Instead, she tried to read a book. But, she was too bored to pay attention. When she had to read the same page thrice, she quit the book. It was past 7 PM and the atmosphere was nothing but gloomy which stroked out the option of an evening stroll. There was a weird orange-red sheet of clouds outside which radiated more helpless laziness. She started browsing through the internet. Sometimes, she could spend hours on that favourite application but that didn't happen that day. She thought about possibly all the options. She tried out all of them. She got bored with each one of them. Her parents were also tired of telling her to do something. Her level of boredom had reached its peak. She had messaged her friends to meet up for some time. But, that message which remained unanswered angered her even more. She caught herself in an environment of nothingness. She just sat on her couch when it clicked her. She took out her camera and started to take random photos. Soon, those random photos weren't that random. And soon that boredom wasn't that boring. At that moment, she understood how one tiny thing can be so vital. That moment turned her boring self into an active one. She was out of that boredom zone after all.
          We all have such days or moments of hyped boredom. Sometimes it's quite easy to get out of them but at times it's just impossible. It feels like we are imprisoned in a vortex of boredom and there's no possibility of getting a bail. At such bored times, we just need to find that one thing which will get us out of that stance. Find that thing and be awesome instead of being boring.

(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)

13 comments:

  1. Hi Aishwarya, Boredom is the worst. Meditating and living in the present moment (like the girl in your story who started taking photos) can do wonders for curing boredom! :)

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  2. I love that the girl in your story finally discovered the truth - that she alone was in charge of her own happiness. No one, not her friends or her parents, were responsible for creating her state of boredom or for lifting her out of that mind set. Once she reclaimed her inner power, her outlook and attitude changed. She was able to tap into her own fountain of inspiration and connect with the art of photography. She created her own happiness!

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  3. I think it's good to be bored every once in awhile - not all the time!

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  5. It seems like I am forever seeing post on Facebook about how bored they are. I am one of those people who can always find 10 things to do no matter where, when, etc. and it takes everything I have in me not to just rattle these folks off a big list. ;)

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  6. I feel like I never have time to be bored, there is always a To do list, but my kids tell me they are bored all the time! I need to teach them this lesson! Great post!

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  7. Boredom kills me! I'm always on the go, and that is why when I get an evening to myself, I'm lost. lol. I want to do nothing and everything all in one night. Very well written! :)

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  8. I actually crave a little boredom now that I have kids. They, however, get bored and don't like it at all. I try to get them to entertain themselves most of the time to gain independence.

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  9. Sometimes being bored really makes me think about what is going on in life...or makes me really do something I have been putting off. Great post! Thanks!!

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  10. I love this take on boredom. Fortunately, I don't remember being bored since I was a kid!

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  11. Bringing out my camera always seems to help, too! XOXO

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