Boredom commonly begins one to two years after you retire. It surfaces when you feel a lack of direction for your life. According to Mihaly, Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience he found that boredom stems from the following things:
1. A lack of awareness of stimulating things to do in leisure; 2. A lack of intrinsic motivation. This refers to engaging in a behavior that is internally rewarding rather than seeking an external;
3. And in particular, self-determination to act on the desire to alleviate boredom. Self-determination means you can make a decision without influence from outside influence;
4. A mismatch between one's skill and the challenge at hand.
Finding a solution to boredom can be challenging. This is especially true if you feel depressed or can't shake the feeling of restlessness. Coaching is the quickest way to regain happiness. With the use of scientifically-proven tools, guidance, and processes you quickly get your life back on track so you can feel fulfilled, productive, and happy again.
How Coaching Helps
Identify the cause of your boredom;
Discover ways to stop feeling lost and unproductive;
Realize and live your purpose;
Learn scientifically-based tools and short-term processes to create a plan of action to help you get unstuck and have a fulfilling life;
Help you identify your values, gifts, passions, and strengths and discover ways to apply them;
Learn to see opportunities, not weaknesses;
Develop a sense of identity and direction;
Find ways to stop boredom from turning into depression;
Define and implement a plan of action to increase your chances of getting what you want in life.
Increase your level of creativity;
Boredom researcher, Wijnand A.P. van Tilburg, Ph.D. believes that when "bored, you feel that your actions are meaningless…it makes you long for different and purposeful activities and, as a result, you turn towards more challenging and meaningful activities, turning toward what you perceive to be really meaningful in life." Let coaching help you get your life back on track.