When I stop Saying “I am bored’ & got a Life
This blog isn’t a preaching but an anointment from my life.
Before going to the topic, I need to mention the background.
After my breakup, I found sufficient time to myself.
Initially, this time is quite exciting – No more talking on the phone (even when you don’t want to talk), No more thinking about her, No more getting upset about the fights, no more frequent beep beep of the messages.
Eventually the exciting time dies and boredom creeps in.
I had plenty of time to kill anyway.
For instance, you come back from the office and you have nothing to do. (I had downloaded and watched all the new movies and all latest TV shows)
Soon, I found myself doing nothing – just sitting and waiting for the long night to get over.
Eventually, I started using the “B-word” (I AM BORED).
I would keep chanting ‘I am bored’ all the time. Honestly if I met that old Prateek, I would have definitely said “This guy is such a bore”.
Yes my friends, a breakup can make a happy and go lucky guy into a boring and sad guy.
This cycle continued for a couple of months until I attended the Infosys Award of Excellence where Anupam Kher was the guest speaker.
It’s been almost a year since I have heard that speech but still his line resonates in my mind –
“In my lifetime, I have never used 3 letter words – I AM BORED”.
Suddenly, my eyes which were shut opened up. I was not only mesmerized by his words but found my lost zeal.
I promised myself, I will never ever say I AM BORED.
I have developed a mechanism in which the moment I feel I have nothing to do; I collect anything to keep myself busy whether it is my bedside novel, house cleaning, washing clothes, taking a walk in the society or talking with my parents.
Thank You Anupam Kher Sir.
Moral of the Story: ‘Empty mind is a devil’s mind’. Keep yourself busy and promise yourself never to say ‘I am bored’.