What helps you the most when you are painfully bored? With everything.... I've done enough chores for the weekend, I've exercised (forced), I can't engage in watching TV or looking at any more cute/dumb YouTube videos...I can't even get into listening to music, reading or spending more time passively online.
Is there anything else that helps you? I was already outside for several hours in the cold and do not want to go back out for a walk. Most enjoyable-sounding activity sounds like a nap, but then I will not be able to sleep later tonight! Sorry if this is a useless lame post. I'm trying to kill some time this afternoon and interaction is always good when there is no one around. No one to call at the moment either.
Read this unsurprising article that says people would rather give themselves painful electric shocks than deal with being bored alone with their own thoughts:
I've been taking Abilify for about one month now and it's helping already in a few ways. However, I believe I'm experiencing something that might be described as "boredom" (I've never had issues with that) and intense nicotine cravings. I used to smoke and every once in awhile feel the urge, but this seems related to the medication. Anyone relate? Insights?
Well, today I experienced the slump that I knew had to come. I went to my girlfriend's work function thingy and felt an incredible amount of social anxiety due to the fact it was dark, loud, and I hardly knew anyone. I swiftly left. I managed to explain how I was feeling to my girlfriend rather discreetly and leave the situation without any real embarrassment, but it was still a setback of sorts.
Unfortunately I could feel it coming; I'd spent my whole day building up to it, waiting for it, until seconds seemed like minutes and minutes seem like hours. I find that if I isolate an event that is set to occur at the end of the day my normal routine is shelved in order to give that event special attention. It's something I have to work on, I suppose.
Looking at the positive side of things, I managed to do a little bit of study today. My attention span is well below average (partly but not entirely attributable to the meds) but luckily I have a reasonably sharp memory. Also, following up on yesterday, I feel as if I'm really starting to sort my shit out with my responsibilities around the house. With any luck, it will last.
Tomorrow's a new day: I'm going out with my good friends tomorrow night so that will be a little more comfortable. I'm reasonably confident that I'll last through that one okay. Plan for tonight is to do some relaxation and journalling, then head off to bed.