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Dear Karly,

Help! I get so bored sometimes- like now when I’m writing this question. What should I do when I’m bored?

Always Bored, 8

Hi Always Bored,

Boredom is a very uncomfortable feeling. If you’re bored too often, it can make you very, well, bored!

Boredom comes from a lack of interest. You may have things to do to keep yourself occupied, but don’t want to do. Like cleaning your room, for example. In order to become un-bored, you need to find things that interest you. Discover new people, new places, and new things to do.

When you find new people to hang out with, your social life will expand. If you have neighbors you don’t know, now’s the time to reach out. Make new friends with kids you’ve never hung out with before, and you’ll become a lot less bored!

Find a place you’ve never been. Every neighborhood, town, and city has interesting places to go. Whether a library, cafe, or park, find a new place to spend your time. Of course, wherever you go, make sure a responsible adult comes along.

The easiest way to cure your boredom is to find something new to do. Whether volunteering or learning a new skill or hobby, find something you enjoy. Everyone has interests; you just need to find them.

And always remember: If you’re bored of being bored, find something interesting to do!

Good luck and let me know how it goes,
Karly

Karly

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