Avoiding Boredom

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One of the major problems that can increase Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms is boredom.  It may sound odd, however, individuals that suffer from boredom are more likely to experience negative side effects due to SAD.  How do you combat this?  Is there a way to avoid boredom?

Staying Busy

Although for some boredom cannot be avoided entirely, it is important to stay busy.  Some people get bored because they lack motivation because they are SAD.  Therefore they put off tasks and choose to sit around and do nothing.  This decision is unwise and can be detrimental to one’s health.  Instead, try to remain busy.  Keep your calendar full so that you are not sitting around worrying or allowing yourself the time to feel SAD.

Try New Things

In addition, consider trying new activities.  It may not be easy to step out of your comfort zone; however, in the end, trying new things can be fun and rewarding.  When you do something new it will give you a sense of accomplishment and help you to fill your day with something positive.  And, new things are definitely better than sitting around all day being bored!  Try something new today.  It could open up a whole new world for you!