When you’ve got nothing to do and no one to play with, you probably feel like going up to someone and telling them how bored you are. Next time you find yourself about to say this, stop yourself, and think about the following:
Being bored is a privilege. It used to be that only the extremely wealthy could afford to be bored because they were not working. But in modern times, we don’t like being bored if we get the chance. So don’t take boredom as a bad thing; instead, treat it as a chance to relax in the midst of a busy life.
Today, many kids have tons of activities after school and during the summer. Some go straight from soccer practice to swimming to piano to dinner to basketball. You should feel lucky that you have time to be bored!
Still want something to do? There are lots of activities you can try—and they won’t annoy the grown-ups around you!