How to battle the boredom blues

I can remember feeling really bored at times when going through the worst of my chemotherapy – bored with being ill; bored because I am such a foodie and I was too sick to enjoy my food; bored with not having the energy to drag myself out of bed. I had one good week before the next round of chemo and I would use that week to catch up on all the things I felt unable to do in the previous 2 or 3 weeks.

Of course, my boredom was related to being ill from the side effects of heavy doses of chemotherapy, but what if you are feeling bored right now, for no other reason than, well just plain boredom. What is the solution?

According to the authors of a new book*, the cure is curiosity.

So, try something new. Learn to dance. Snowboard. Paint. Sing. Juggle. Ask a child for their advice. Take it. Pretend that today is the last day of your life. Or the first. Turn off the television. Tune in to life.

It seems that like so many things in life, we can choose to be bored, or we can choose to be curious and interested in life, and shake those boredom blues.

Do you ever battle with boredom? What do you do to beat the boredom blues? 

* The Alphabet of the Human Heart by  Matthew Johnstone and James Kerr