The antidote to boredom

“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.”
—G.K. Chesterton

In a world where we can look up pictures of almost anywhere or anything in seconds, ask Google or Wikipedia to explain what would otherwise be felt as a magical phenomenon, and where we are constantly bombarded by THE MOST EXTREME, the craziest, the sexiest, the most photoshopped, and the most edited Instalives, it’s hard to feel much wonder anymore.

So get away from all that for a while. If you truly miss it, rest assured that it’ll be there when you get back.

Slow down, waaaaay down.

Walk somewhere that you could drive. Ask a friend questions about something they love and see what comes out. Spend an entire day without consuming any media at all, not even the (easily justifiable) intellectual stuff. (👈🏼 That’s me telling on myself.)

Notice your thoughts, even the uncomfortable ones. Especially the uncomfortable ones.

Sit down. Lay down. Notice the light. Watch the moonrise.

Yes, you might get bored, but boredom, like hunger and pain, is just information about your human experience.

It is not a lethal condition that needs to be “fixed”. Perhaps you might find that wonder is the antidote to boredom. Yes. Wonder is the antidote to boredom.

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  • Paula Yokubouskis

    Great stuff!!!

  • Robyn Woods

    Love this post. Planning on walking somewhere in my city tomorrow😊

  • Glenna Turney

    Great food for thought. Thank you Dallas.
    While we are talking about photos, where are you in this photo?

    • Dallas

      The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, about an hour and a half from home.

  • Diana

    I love these posts; reminders of what life is…


    That photo is awesome. Can be so uncomfortable for many people to sit still in their own skin because have become
    so habituated to constant distraction. Great article.

  • Sun

    Thank you.

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