Go for a walk Do some yoga Knit or crochet Play an instrument Read Do a craft project Clean and organize Meditate Call a friend Sign up to volunteer someplace (the VA, a nursing home, a shelter, etc.) if boredom is chronic.
Fitness Minutes: (47,802)
6,854 2/16/13 8:29 A
I knit. Keeps my hands busy. If I really need to kill the cravings I watch an episode of Hoarders.
One stumble does not a failure make.
Everything in moderation.
Fitness Minutes: (90,681)
2/16/13 8:24 A
knitting and sewing use both hands and keep them busy
Fitness Minutes: (132,966)
3,359 2/16/13 6:43 A
crochet, drink tea
Make it happen- just one step at a time!
Fitness Minutes: (2,505)
104 2/15/13 4:36 P
I'll turn on one the tv shows I like to watch and march in place while watching, call my friends(walk around while talking), play a game on my iPad for a few minutes, write a journal or a blog entry...
Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.
Clean out the closet and put all the HUGE stuff in a pile for donation to charity!!
LIVE FOR EACH MOMENT... TODAY well lived makes every YESTERDAY a memory of happiness and every TOMORROW a vision of hope!!
ELAINE... (Originally of Boston, MA now living in Boynton Beach, FL)
Fitness Minutes: (84,079)
2/15/13 2:49 P
If I feel that urge, I hop on the elliptical. Even 5 minutes on there takes my mind off of the boredom and allows me to plan on what i need to do next. Also, I never feel like eating right after exercising.
Enjoy the process
Fitness Minutes: (265)
5 2/15/13 2:43 P
Thanks guys!! I really like the idea of doing something that keeps both hand and mind busy. I love reading more than anything, but I find myself wanting a snack when I read. I wouldn't be able to take on a big project because I'm taking extra classes and need to study a lot. However I've wanted to learn guitar for a long time and I like the idea of having a list of cleaning jobs to get to when I'm in that "Might as well eat" kind-of mood. Thanks :D
Fitness Minutes: (83,371)
8,178 2/15/13 2:13 P
Try something that will keep your hands busy - a craft perhaps, a jigsaw puzzle, scrapbooking or making photo story books. Write letters - real letters - to older relatives - they will love receiving them. Get yourself out of the house and volunteer at a local foodbank or nursing home.
Eastern Time Zone
2/15/13 2:02 P
Log onto spark people and read the success stories. Ask yourself if eating at that particular moment will make you a success story? Or prevent your success.
http://www.fitbit.com/user/23J9TH if anyone wants to be fitbit friends :)
Sparker since April, 2006
Fitness Minutes: (320,550)
12,300 2/15/13 10:08 A
I crochet or do some other crafting. Try to keep busy.
2/14/13 10:48 P
read, strength train, clean
Fitness Minutes: (163,668)
19,569 2/14/13 9:53 P
Do some cleaning.....you won't eat and you will be moving!
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
- It's Janine!
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
2/13/13 7:25 A
I read or write letters (everyone likes getting real mail and they are usually so surprised)
Fitness Minutes: (1,770)
295 2/13/13 12:46 A
Read, listen to music I like while reading or crocheting.
My journey begins with one step....and I am taking that step today! Think positive, and life will be positive! "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Nietzsche
2/13/13 12:16 A
crochet or do a craft project or flower arrangement
Starting to like the new me! Waiting for my garden to come to life!
Fitness Minutes: (57,540)
2/12/13 11:57 P
Are you creative/artsy at all? I enjoy making things with my hands -- keeps them out of the food. Personally, I find knitting is great for this -- both hands are busy, so I'm not tempted to snack while I knit.
All the things already mentioned plus clean something, declutter something, file your nails. Pamper yourself with a warm bath.
Bernie from Durango, CO MST
What you do Today can improve ALL your tomorrows!
GOAL: Drop 9 pounds in eight weeks.
Fitness Minutes: (109,167)
524 2/12/13 10:27 P
Read a book, put on some music and dance, go for a walk
2/12/13 10:12 P
Can't imagine EVER being bored!!!
2/12/13 9:57 P
drink a glass of water.
Fitness Minutes: (100,399)
4,778 2/12/13 9:36 P
I go for a run or walk.
I try to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know. AS BILL SEES IT
2/12/13 9:35 P
Take a walk or go on Spark People and rack up some points by reading articles and recipes
Fitness Minutes: (232,590)
2/12/13 11:40 A
Take up a hobby like knitting, sewing, painting, pottery, drawing, scrap booking, stamp collecting, bead work, hook a rug, needlework, etc. Do something that keeps your mind AND fingers busy. Because when you're concentrating on a project like knitting a sweater, you'll be too busy to think about food.
Learn a language ! Learn a musical instrument ! These are also things you can do to not only grow brain cells, but keeps you out of the kitchen too.
Fitness Minutes: (33,686)
2/12/13 11:37 A
go for a walk, go for a run, watch a movie, do yoga, meal planning,apply for new jobs, clean out a closet (or junk drawer), read a book, do a craft (search pinterest for ideas!), call a friend, go window shopping or actual shopping
These are things that I turn to to keep myself from snacking. not all of them apply to everyone else (like finding a different job), but these can be a good start.
Fitness Minutes: (187,869)
2,241 2/12/13 10:54 A
Exercise! Read....craft something....go for a walk...chew gum, brush teeth....leave the house, etc, etc.
It Is What It Is.... :)
Fitness Minutes: (31,530)
119 2/12/13 10:51 A
I have started to knit... very simple items like a dish cloth or a scarf... it keeps my hands busy and then there is not eating... :) good luck finding something to do. I am a eater when I am board too...
I sit in my favorite possession, my car, and go for a ride....visit my favorite stores in my town and next few, see what's new, walk several times thru those stores and count that as my walk for the day...if gas was cheaper I'd be cruising all day :)...I know, it's not good for environment to waste gas for fun either....
I journal or read an old passage and marvel at how much things have changed in my train of thought and appearance. Especially the times right after my separation, and when the girls were in elementary school. Other than that, I will read a book that I had previously purchased with the hopes of reading someday.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot
I normally go for a walk or I get on the treadmill.
Ane Marie Hamilton On.Canada Est
Once you know how you can work on reaching your goals and what you are willing to do to reach them, there is only one step remaining. DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN!
Fitness Minutes: (48,492)
437 2/12/13 6:23 A
Sewing or crafting
Keep on Sparkin' on!
Fitness Minutes: (265)
5 2/12/13 5:52 A
I am so used to eating when I am bored, I hardly know what to do with myself. Anyone know something that helps to distract this boredom. The problem is that I tend to be very low on energy at the end of the day and it can't interupt studying too much (i.e. take a whole evening). Anyone got any ideas?
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