Boredom Intolerance

While reading GLAMOUR this weekend, I stumbled across the expression "boredom intolerance" and was knocked off my feet by it: that's what I have. Boredom intolerance! That's so me!

One of the reasons I'll be going freelance soon is that sitting in front of a computer is just getting to me. I need to be in a place where I can go for a walk whenever I feel like it, clear my head, have a coffee or chat to someone. Otherwise my mind goes so dull I couldn't concentrate if my life depended on it. And weekends? Even worse! On "chill" weekends (the worst kind of weekend there is) I feel my mental sanity slowly slipping away. I've come to the conclusion that the only way to keep from going totally batsh**t  is to keep my days so full that I don't have time to get bored. Boredom is my kryptonite.

Things I Do When I'm Bored:

Re-organize my Youtube playlists.
Pin my heart out on Pinterest.
While I'm already on Pinterest, drool over pictures of Jared Leto.
Not clean my house.
Google videos of Labrador puppies.
Flip through my Fashion: the Century of the Designer book and just get lost in the pictures.
Go on Failblog (warning: do not do this if you don't want weird stares because you're laughing so hard)
Make up excuses not to go the gym.
Make lists of recipes I'm never going to make and what I need to shop to (not) cook them.
Make Polyvore moodboards.
Instagram a picture of my nail polish.
Play Angry Birds.
Look up those apps that let you try on hairstyles virtually and try to picture myself as a blonde.
Chat to everyone on every chat app in human memory: Skype, Viber, Kik, iMessage, What'sapp...you name it, my iPhone's got it.
Call David (again) and tell him I'm depressed. Luckily he's learned to detect if this means really depressed or just bored.

Things I Should Do Instead:

Do research.
Go to the gym.
Do volunteer work.
Do my nails - how is my nail polish, yes, the one I just posted on Instagram, always chipped?
Learn real photography instead of spening ALL my awake time on Instagram.
Meditate (will I ever, ever learn this stuff?)
Work more.
Stop bothering David. He's got work to do.

all pictures from Pinterest

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