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.
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6,638 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.
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11,788 2/16/13 8:24 A
knitting and sewing use both hands and keep them busy
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2,893 2/16/13 6:43 A
crochet, drink tea
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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...
Clean out the closet and put all the HUGE stuff in a pile for donation to charity!!
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2,858 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.
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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
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7,321 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.
crochet or do a craft project or flower arrangement
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1,309 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.
Take a walk...play games...play with your pet... do your hobby.. stay out of the kitchen
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21,371 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.
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1,090 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.
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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.
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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.
What a great question I am also interested in peoples responses to this question. I have been trying to do a little work out little just a ten minute dvd. It does seem to give me more energy.But it is hard.
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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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