We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

If you consider boredom you might think that it’s somewhat trivial. However, boredom isn’t trivial at all, in fact, it has been suggested that boredom is disguised frustration. When we feel bored we can also feel motivated to act so we no longer feel that way. What you do next is up to you. Sometimes boredom can be good because without it you might not recognise that you may need to change a few things in your life. 

Boredom requires us to change how we connect with the world. It can encourage you to be creative, curious, or passionate. Boredom is not a state to remain in, so what can you do about it? Here are some ideas for you:

Relax 

When you’re feeling bored, try to relax even if you’re feeling frustrated. Take some deep breaths and do something to channel how you’re feeling. Sometimes something as simple as going for a walk can help. Physical exercise can help you to use up energy and leave you feeling better.

Reflect 

Once you have started to feel more relaxed, consider the rewards of the things you could be doing. Think about what you could do right now, and what the rewards are. If you start to feel enthusiastic or excited about those things you could do, you’re already well on your way to getting rid of boredom.

Change your Perspective

Change the way you look at things. If you’re stuck doing a repetitive job at work, try to beat your personal best time for the task you’re doing. Think of a new way to look at your world. Consider what a fly on the wall would see. Explore how you’re feeling from the outside and you could start to see things in a different light. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk