People who are easily bored find life and the world generally insufficient for their ambitions. This in some sense is a rejection of the way things are naturally. So a bored person feels the need to make life more exciting than it is. Boredom amounts to unhappiness and dissatisfaction with truth, which ultimately is a bitterness towards the creator of life and truth, God. This is why being bored, on some level, means being bored with God - the designer of nature.
On some level, everyone experiences this dissatisfaction in the beginning stages of their spiritual journey. The entire spiritual journey IS ultimately the quest to enjoy life, and the author of it. Before we come to realize this, individuals want the world to resolve around the pressures of their desires.
Happiness, on the other hand, is achieved when one comes to desire reality (how things actually are), and its designer. The lack of effort to contemplate one's happiness, rested in the truth, is the source of all bad decisions (sin).
Reshaping of one's will to will of the One who made us leads to appreciating creation instead of rejecting it (as boredom does). Appreciation of the truth and nature of things create a stable, lasting satisfaction with existence. Appreciation of God is therefore THE spiritual solution to boredom. Happiness IS tempering your will to the will that created all that is.
So how does one establish a habit of contemplating their own happiness in reality? To remedy boredom, add the following 10 minute, 2 step process at the beginning of each day. 1) What is your vision of the author of creation?, 2) How do you act / respond to that call?
Some practical questions:
Why the author of creation instead of creation itself? Because creation is not yet perfect, but is a journey toward the hopes and wills of the one who made it. So happiness is perfected there.
Why at the beginning of each day? To achieve any goal in life, you must reprioritize your acts to best achieve your goal. The best time to proactively prioritize acts leading to your own happiness is before the pressure of the day distracts you from them.
What is your vision of the author of life?
Consider everything you know about the designer of life and creation, and paint a picture of this in your head. For example, how does God reveal He loves you? How does God reveal His generosity? How does God reveal His desire for human togetherness? His love of nature? Paint a picture of Him doing all of these things in your mind.
Remember, happiness is appreciating the designer of reality, and reshaping your desires to this designer. So your vision is, ultimately, the vision of your own happiness.
Example: As a Christian, I picture Jesus Christ in a beautiful church healing, feeding, and enjoying the many people who surround Him. He is laughing and appreciating them, with arms open to welcome them. They are enjoying Him as well. I picture His father above, who enjoys watching, with a warm heart, His son reveal His love. I picture the Holy Spirit as many beautiful doves coming from God to Jesus Christ, and back again. Surrounding the church is a beautiful village of people, and the backdrop is a pastoral setting.
What is your vision of the spirit behind creation?
How do you respond to your own vision?
How can you better act in accordance with your newfound appreciation of reality? This step is the essential reshaping of your will and desires to the will of the One who made you, which is the ultimate, on the level of your soul, relief to boredom.
Example: My current spiritual goal is giving one gift of natural beauty, and one gift of togetherness, to the world every day. This can mean tending the garden, and sitting down for tea with my wife. Or, it can mean writing down some beautiful thought and tracking it to the fridge, and playing a boardgame with my kids.
DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body.
The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care.
Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA HEAL 'BORED EASILY'?
AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS
According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following
and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Bored easily'.
If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them.
Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and
lifestyle habits should be reduced.
Symptoms Tell A Story
The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms.
Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances.
Symptoms show you where your body is weakened.
Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself.
Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics.
If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms,
it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
FAVOR DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS WITH THESE MEDICINAL EFFECTS
Everything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using biocharacteristics (gunas).
Biocharacteristics are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body.
Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism.
Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism.
For 'Bored easily', you should select foods with the following biocharacteristics.
Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance.
FOODS TO FAVOR
CONDITION IN YOUR BODY
ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
Take these quizzes
to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Pungent' taste
To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.
Heart & Circulation:
Literally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
BORED EASILY IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE 2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONS
Affecting Blood: Initially, imbalances are localized, often in the digestive tract.
As an imbalance grows, it starts to affect your body systemically, via the blood.
If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are starting to spread,
have entered the bloodstream, and are now systemic.
Pay particular attention to the biocharacteristics, tastes, and doshas out of balance systemically,
so you know how to strengthen your body as a whole, and reduce physical stress on your organs.
At this stage of imbalance you will begin to experience generalized discomfort, imbalanced emotions,
and may develop sensitivities to temperature.
It may take several weeks of strict adherence to a specific remedial diet to clear blood level imbalances.
Blood cleansing herbs may reduce symptoms.
A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.
REDUCE THESE RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS
The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Bored easily'.
See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type.
Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
Biocharacteristics of the 8,985 People Reporting Bored easily
On average the biocharacteristics
of people reporting Bored easily were less aggravated than 62% of other symptoms.
From the 8,985 people who reported Bored easily in this research study of 74,671 individuals,
average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:
Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic,
systemic approach, instead of focusing only on the disorder in question. Ayurveda
shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them
using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't
take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you.
Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an
exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?
Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type,
which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths).
It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders.
Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder.
It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas).
For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc.
This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics.
By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened
and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease
are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies -
such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance
To get started on your Ayurvedic journey, we first recommend that your find your body
type by taking our free quiz. In Ayurveda, every solution is based on your unique body type, so
by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.