Are you bored?

Do you eat when you are bored? What is bored?

Sometimes clients tell me that they sit at home with a to do list three pages long, kids that are craving their attention, a book they have been trying to write, dinner to make and yet they feel bored.

Even with all the work they have to do and many people to share their life with, they sit on the couch feeling dull and lifeless. This is when Spicy Cheetos sound exciting. This is when a lucious tub of chocolate chocolate chunk fudge brownie cookie cake ice cream sounds amazing. When life is dull and our thoughts are boring-food all of a sudden seems like entertainment.

I can't remember right now where I heard it, but someone once said, "There is no such think as being bored, there is only being boring." Ouch! You mean bored doesn't happen to me, it is something I do? Clients never like it when I inform them of this. They want to believe that boring is something that comes over them-something they can't control. But that is simply not true.

The first thing to do when you think you are bored is to ask yourself, "Why?" Wait for the answer. What do you hear yourself saying? Do you think you are bored because
"there is nothing to do" or because "everything is always the same?" Notice how these descriptions are passive. Notice how you have made yourself something that things happen to instead of someone who happens.

The truth is you can create excitement in your life and you can create joy. These are things you can actively do. They are choices. The more you listen to what you want to do and do it in your life the less boredom you will feel. The less boredom you feel the less exciting a bag of Cheetos will seem.

Get your excitement and joy from fulfilling your desires-not filling your stomach with unneeded food.

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