Addiction. Boredom. It happens. However, what’s happening in the brain of someone who is addicted and bored? It is helpful to remember that addiction is a disease of the brain. Boredom can trigger relapses and is frequently cited as a reason why people relapse after recovery. Therefore, the engagement of your mind becomes critical in staying clean. The statistical odds of relapse are already very likely. Below are a few of the stats:
Addiction and Boredom: What Can I do?
We all get bored the most during times when we are waiting for something, such as waiting in line or a meeting. This can be a particularly frustrating time when striving to recover. Doing something fun or even thinking about doing something fun after a boring task can help. Trying out a new hobby or activity is also useful to alleviate your boredom. This can be helpful to prevent a relapse, your focus, and overall mental health.
But… How can I find things to do? It may help to think about a hobby you have always wanted to try. Things that perhaps interest you. The beauty here is that you might also make a new friend or two. A change of scenery can be exhilarating.
Ideas for You
Now that you know boredom can lead to addiction relapse, it’s time to think of ideas. Don’t have any? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 5 activities to aid you in your struggles:
- Yoga or exercise
- Martial Arts
- Art (Painting, drawing, etc.)
- Music (Learning an instrument)
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