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How Do You Keep Yourself "Entertained" While Working?

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  1. SpiderBlast

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    Weird question I know. But lately I have just found myself BORED AS F##K.
    It almost doesn't matter where I am either. Whether at home, the gym, fishing,
    running, cleaning the house.... I always feel like I should be doing something else.

    Let me make it clear, I'm NOT depressed.

    But lately, its been screwing with my workflow. I do fairly well online with a few sites
    I own. And recently I've been doing Clickbank as well.

    So I waste A LOT of time on mere content generation. I try to outsource certain things,
    but since I have OCD in regards to my content, I hate outsourcing stuff. And it would
    cost too much to get things done the way I want.

    So what happens is I wind up spending hours and hours on the computer. In photoshop,
    power director, recording scripts in fl studio, spinning articles in tbs, monitoring GSA and
    SB, and sometimes it makes me feel like a robot.

    Don't get me wrong. I LOVE marketing. I LOVE what I do. But it feels like its turning into
    a marriage. Like you love your spouse to death, but you can only stand seeing their face
    a couple hours a day (I'm single ftr). :D

    I thought about going on vacation, but I'll just obsess about work the whole time.

    Honestly, I don't know what my deal is. When I work now, I split windows so I can watch
    documentaries on youtube when I'm doing my content. If its graphics, I don't need a strong
    attention span. If its audio, or writing, then youtube becomes a serious distraction.

    So recently I've just been taking days off. And I'll do random shit around the house. Like
    the other day I put a bunch of mirrors up in my office. It makes it seem a little bigger.

    But I'm curious, how do you keep yourself entertained when you hit these "lulls"?
    I'll take my dog for a run, and do random shit, but its almost like I'm developing an aversion
    disorder to my computer screen.

    Has anyone ever took a "vacation" from their computer? lol.
    Like have you ever tried going 1 full week without getting on your desktop/laptop/tablet/etc?

    Whats interesting. I was reading a study the other day that said "internet addiction" can lead
    to depression. And like I said, I don't feel depressed, just bored. But I wonder how many other
    marketers feel like this on a daily basis, and what you do about it? :D

    -SB
     
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  2. kaylanewett

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    I just listen to music while I'm working. Doesn't distract me. It's puts me in a better mood and I work harder and faster. Good luck!
     
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    My work is my entertainment.
     
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    Taking small breaks after every 30-40 minutes. Go out buy yourself a drink or some other thing... Visit your nearest friend for 40-50 minutes and then return to work.
     
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    You're in a "same old, same old" rut. That was happening to me. It's not depression like you said. It's just boredom, even when you are getting out and about every day. Start some new projects, totally different from what you do now. It's exciting and will shake things up a bit for you.
     
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    If I get bored I just go out for a walk, talking to random animals and inanimate objects along the way. I always try to explore places in my city that I've never seen before just to get something fresh in my mind. I blank my mind when I go for these walks, I don't think about anything but the sound of my footsteps and the things around me.

    Try it, you might even meet a lady along the way ;)

    Bye Spidey! <3
     
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  7. Junefog

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    Well if you're bored, then you gotta try something new.

    Do something outside of your comfort zone to try to get a burst of energy, typically it's routine that makes us bored of our lifestyle. Mix it up and live your life to the fullest!
     
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    work is my entertainment.​
     
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    In tough hours play some games, but limit yourself.
     
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    I relate to this post way to much. When the boredom hits me, I'll blast trance while I work, or sometimes cheeb up (which is becoming a terrible habit).
     
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    I do that, will not encourage you if you don't smoke. But trust me its the best for me. :D

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    You must be new to IM (Isolated Masturbation)

    Try Bing video search ;)
     
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    This past week I've been working a lot, for breaks I've just watched a couple of episodes of South Park. Which resulted in a funny dream the other night - I was arguing about marketing and SEO with Stan and Cartman...

    But OP, to me it sounds like you should just take a break, maybe even travel for a while? If you can afford it.
     
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    "talking to random animals and inanimate objects along the way"

    What in the world, i never heared anything like this before.
     
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    Get a girl. Start drinking a few beers while working(Gets me in my zone). Get a home theater system and blast your favorite music. Watch a movie. Go to watch your favorite team play(Mets).

    Do all the above and you should be good.
     
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    You don't just need a typical vacation where you put your feet up on the beach with a beer. Odds are you're just going to think about the internet or troll bhw from a laptop.

    What you need is an adventurous vacation. A mountain biking trip, white water rafting, hiking through the woods. Snowboarding if you have that available this time of year. Things like that. Go out there and do something that pushes your boundaries and takes you out of your comfort zone. Odds are you won't be thinking about yt spam when your barreling down a mountain at 30.

    Don't let life get too boring; every now and then you really got to live on the edge. It will really be a refresher and afterwards you will have your mojo back.
     
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