The tragedy in cases of depression is that there is no waking up from killing yourself and there are always ways, even if you feel completely , to turn your life around and get plugged in. If the notion of sitting still drives you mad then there is always Yoga, equally relaxing with the added bonus of improving your flexibility, tone and posture. Plugged in to Life I sometimes like to think of being plugged in to life and relationships as the psychic equivalent to cardiovascular exercise. I agree with your final words: we are being persuaded that we need these technologies. Without a purpose, your life could quickly become a meaningless, never-ending stream of mundanity, or trouble and strife. University of Toronto discusses boredom in terms of attention.
In the 10 years since her retirement, Diane Dahli, B. I know you knew that, but maybe you didn't know where to start. I basically have no friends left because they have all left my boring town. Your only makes the situation worse. After reading a great book, or connecting authentically with someone, or doing whatever it is that makes you feel fulfilled and plugged in, the tendency is to feel more energized even though you put a lot of energy into the encounter.
Another innate need is the one for intimacy, and of course that sense of belonging, love, friendship, fun and laughter. Alternatively take a more intellectual, less strenuous approach and have a game-night playing board-games, charades and finishing off with fiendish quiz where each team writes questions to befuddle the other. Put it on speaker and make everyone who can take a joke laugh with you. I do most of my reading this way while commuting to and from work on trains. Small goals and small steps forward work best.
Try and make the end of the lines rhyme, use personification, metaphors and similes. When you're stuck, you're at risk of not only becoming mindlessly bored, but also helpless and not long after, hopeless and depressed to boot. Write a letter to yourself in the future. This is a state he describes as an unengaged mind. That creates isolation, and isolation is a breeding ground for boredom.
I am 22 years old and I have been my entire life. Your mind may go round and round in a negative cycle. Yes, we all have chores and not many people that I know really get thrilled by cleaning out the refrigerator please drop me a line if you like doing it; I have a fridge that needs a thorough wipe down! In fact, most people are bored at one time or another during their lives. And they offer myriad reasons and justifications for remaining stuck—some completely valid and some just excuses. Copy a famous dance pop star like Britney.
What To Do When You Feel Depressed When feeling depressed, most people want to sit around the house and do nothing, but this can actually worsen depression. I recommend watching the youtube channel to learn how to crochet. And so boredom becomes confused with depression. If you had a plan or expectation for how you were going to use were time, the disruptions or disappointments are bound to be more annoying than if you suspect there will be delays. So normal people who have healthy dopamine receptors don't understand these bored and depressed people. Listen to Divine Harvest by The Mae Shi. I highly recommend the book, by Steven Pressfield for inspiration.
Go out to discover the local parks. Think about the news; 10 years ago if you wanted news you had to wait for the evening report or the paper in the morning. If you get your hands on a straw which matches your outfit, so much the better. I am writing this from a cafe, and yep, I am lonely-maybe this is why I am writing this long ridiculous note. Do your friends make you feel lonely? Thank you for sharing what you have found that gives you joy.
Adults start to get bored at some point in their life, due to circumstances which are difficult to change because of obligations that come with the search and acquisition of a 'normal' adult life. Imagine you were born in the middle of nowhere. Trying to cure depression when it is in fact boredom will only makes it worse. A lot of that is just waiting it out, but there are small tasks that help me get through that wait. Anyone who has suffered from depression, will have had to put up with idiots who proclaim Snap out of it and Pull yourself together. We resort to all types of diversions to try to avoid it. Boredom was not a factor after that as the relief was recognisable for about 5 or 6 days the depression would return, missing a week or two here and there would really go unnoticed as the hope of have beaten it for good was then a positive feeling until depressed chemistry would return, not really from boredom but rather just like a knife.