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Boredom

leeCal
leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
hi, just wondering what people do to avoid feeling bored?

I sometimes read a paperback but perhaps you have a novel way?
🙂

I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,893 Disability Gamechanger
    I know what you mean 

    I bake or cook and watch TV but also done a few online courses 

    I am currently working with my sensory team to get me out on my own to a coffee shop a very short distance from me . All going well learning to use what little vision I have to keep me safe in my power chair and look for familiar focal points 

    Will be great to just go for a coffee and cake to get out
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    I have these problems too so would be interested to hear what suggestions people have.

    I walk the dog once a day with a family member and also go out for a drive with a family member once a day. Usually we combine the drive with going to a shop or something but sometimes just go for a drive. I feel like a bit of a burden doing this because people have to come out with me to get me out of the house but they assure me I'm not a burden so I don't really know!

    I also am doing an online course and also play some video games although I don't find video games keep me occupied for more than 30-45 mins these days. As a teenager I could play for 12 hours straight but there is no way I could do that now!
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 14
    Good you’re doing online courses @66Mustang  and @janer1967 🙂

    Speaking of bored, I once created a board game. A lot easier to do than you’d think and a lot of fun to make and then play. 

    The one one I made was based on fantasy, a witch and the players were monks etc, and it took around three hours to play, but that does depend on the size of the board and how many ‘chance’ stations you have. I suppose in theory it could even be played on your own, better with two or more however. 

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,893 Disability Gamechanger
    ThT sounds great @leeCal very creative




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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,654

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    You're full of puns today @leeCal!
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  • wisperdragonfly
    wisperdragonfly Member Posts: 13 Connected
    @leeCal I get bored quite quickly too, due to my concentration span (bi polar brain). 
    But to combat boredom I do a few things;
    I like to bake/cook, write, read, paint.

    After not working much (just odd contracts here and there) for the past 9 years, I have found volunteering in my local scope shop (cheetham hill Manchester uk) twice a week, really breaks my week up and gives me a purpose xxx
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done for working in the local scope shop! That would definitely break up the week nicely and meeting the general public must be quite fun too. 🙂

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,664 Disability Gamechanger
    I tend to make sure I have at least one thing to do every day (if i'm well enough) gives me some sense of purpose in an otherwise boring life.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 14
    @Tori_Scope, when I created the chance cards, or fortune cards I found something of interest. Each card was a scenario, which of course would send you backwards or forwards towards the goals, and of course the goals themselves were all opportunities and scenarios as well. 

    By gathering these scenarios together i immediately realised that they were in fact rather good outlines for the chapters of a book! And so I wrote a book based on the board game. Though I sent the manuscript to several publishers the book remains unpublished. Nevertheless I thought I’d share this method for creating chapter scenarios, it’s actually a very easy way to do so. 
    Happy writing 🙂

    (As a matter of fact the story was very similar to jumanji and was written by me before the film was released, though not before the book jumanji was written, unbeknown to me.)

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • wisperdragonfly
    wisperdragonfly Member Posts: 13 Connected
    @leeCal yeah it's really quite fun. I work Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 hours. Considering I have severe anxiety disorder I am still enjoying mixing with customers and staff on the scope team!

    At the moment I'm not too bored as on top of volunteering, I'm organising a charity skydive dive from 15000 feet, ill be raising much needed funds for Scope to continue their work and dedication to equality for disabled people.
    I'm also having all my kitchen ripped out and a brand new one in and I'm struggling with the whole people in the house/everything is everywhere thing, but it needs doing xxx
  • wisperdragonfly
    wisperdragonfly Member Posts: 13 Connected
    @Tori_Scope I'd love to read your book, it sounds right up my street. I also write vampire erotic fiction and some poetry xxx
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,829 Disability Gamechanger
    Have not been bored in years. Work is ridiculously stimulating albeit also overwhelming but when I’m not doing that then I walk 4 miles each day before work and at least 1 on the weekend; spend half a day on the garden each weekend as well as hoovering and watching the match on a live stream. When I’m not doing that there’s music to listen; books to read; films to watch; emails to answer and a very small number of forums to take part in.
  • wisperdragonfly
    wisperdragonfly Member Posts: 13 Connected
    That's my just giving scope link. I know money is tight right now but Could I please ask if you have even just £1 to spare, would you consider sponsoring me.

    Sorry if this 8s not allowed here though xxx 
    Thank you kindly 
    Love and light xxx
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

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    @wisperdragonfly

    Wow, a parachute jump, you're braver than me! I wish you the very best of luck and thank you for choosing Scope as your cause to raise money.
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  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    If bored, thirsty or hungry sometimes if can take a magic formula to satisfy these situations.

    Hard to get motivated to do anything sometimes. 

    LEGO is my greatest satisfaction / boredom buster though. (something that tickles the cognitive taste-buds)

    Theme parks can amuse though takes planning. 


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,654

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    something that tickles the cognitive taste-buds
    This is a fantastic phrase @fluffycat :D 
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Years ago I’d paint warhammer models for the children, very small brushes and models so it took time and concentration, an ideal boredom buster. 

    My children are now grown of course and we sold mostly all of the models, however there are other models available such as airfix models which would require both painting and assembly.

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,654

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    My brother used to love Warhammer @leeCal. I remember him spending hours painting the models and playing it with his friends, and at the shops. I wonder if those shops still exist?

    Do you think you might give airfix models a go?
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m pretty sure there’s still a shop not that far from me in another town @Tori_Scope
    As for airfix models, no, I don’t think I will be doing any, though I haven’t looked to see what models they have, must be quite an extensive range by now. 

    They should also be displayed when finished, so you need room for them.

    anyone else got any boredom buster ideas? 

    🙂

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