SEE IT COMING
Watch for the symptoms and deal with boredom early on. “Spot the thought and feelings that occur just before enthusiasm disappears and tackle these,” advises Dr Chris Johnson (author of Find Your Power).
Set goals to keep you inspired – motivation is a powerful banisher of boredom.
DON’T GIVE UP
Once you embark on anything, whether it’s a job, a relationship, an art course or exercise, push past the first burst of excitement to experience the satisfaction that comes from sustained effort and commitment, says Durban life coach Cathy Yuill.
KEEP CHANGES SMALL
When boredom threatens, don’t give up on what you’re doing – first try doing it a little differently, breaking routines and bringing in a sense of novelty.
Don’t isolate yourself in seeking relief from boredom.
GET OFF THAT COUCH
Get out and exercise – it’s a great boredom-beater and re-energiser, says Durban lifestyle and fitness coach Noeleen Bridle.
There’s some drudgery in everyone’s life. Don’t let it overwhelm you.
If you truly can’t find anything to grab you in all that’s out there, write, paint or compose something yourself!