I’ve been sitting here waiting for a bus for three hours.
If that doesn’t put you and I on the same page as to how I feel like right, I am not surprised. I can imagine that if you were in my position right about now, you’d be feeling pretty darn bored yourself. What would you do to alleviate the boredom? And please, for the love of Chekov, don’t say that you’d post and/or reblog relevant GIFs expressing your current feelings about it on Tumblr.
I found a few rather amazing ways to get rid of the Boredom Blues. In fact, I can probably list ten:
10: Strike up a conversation with a random person. A friendly looking one. Not someone in a hood. They might be carrying a concealable weapon or mixtape. Just as bad as each other, honestly.
9: Actually attempt to do your homework. I find it much easier to start with the stuff that you’re interested with. Like I have this report to write about Freudian psychodynamics and … nah, actually that’s not so great.
8: Eat. Seriously, have some lunch. Or a second one if you’ve had one already. Hell, I’ve had two lunches consisting of sushi rolls and a packet of pretzels. Cool AND grool!
7: Dive into Wikipedia. Just go through an ‘article crawl’. It’s like a bar crawl but without the booze or women. And a potentially potent elitist stigma.
6: Use that darn imagination. Unless you’re just going to sit there with dirty thoughts in your mind. Nobody wants to get all frisky at a bus stop. That never got anyone anywhere good.
5: Contemplate a change within your life. You don’t actually have to commit to said change. Just think about something that you can improve upon and how you might rectify that. So basically, procrastinate.
4: Text a friend! Or don’t. I mean, they could be at work. Or they might be having an off week and decide that you’re now their sworn nemesis for whatever reason. Jobs and feelings are stupid, aren’t they?
3: Go for a walk. The bus isn’t going to be there in 30 minutes. The teacher won’t be back from lunch in 15. Just take a little stroll around the place … until you are shouted at to return to your lecture.
2: Meditate. You don’t have to go all cross legged either. That would look kind of silly in public. Just close your eyes and visualise yourself doing the stuff that needs to be done. Or something. Because it’s a good day for it.
1: Repress your high school memories. This will get you so busy up in the head space that before you know it, class has zoomed by and you’re now twice as anxious as you were before.
Alternatively, you could find your own method that works for you. Which is probably the best option.