Want a cure for boredom?
Pay attention. Boredom is simply a lack of attention. Learning to pay attention instead of just seeking distraction is not easy, though. Our minds naturally seek constant entertainment, novelty, excitement, but that is often simply distraction from the present moment.
Regular yoga and meditation practice will train our minds to quiet down and become more attentive to the present.
When we repeat something over and over, like Sun Salutations or forms like Ashtanga, we can become very focused on where we are, what we are doing, and then our minds begin to change. Everything becomes interesting. We notice small details. We feel what we are doing instead of just thinking about it.
When we sit still in meditation for longer periods of time and pay attention to our breathing, bringing our minds back to our breath again and again, we become less distracted by the outer world and less interested in our own thinking. Again, we can notice small details like the rising and falling of our abdomen or the breath leaving our nostrils.
When we are not consumed with distraction, we can find moments of tranquility, a few precious seconds of escaping the constant chatter in our minds.
We are training ourselves to free our minds from the prison of distraction - and if you don’t think you are distracted, then I recommend 100 Sun Salutations. Or seated meditation for even just ten minutes.
Keep your mind on your breath, become more attentive to the present moment, and find moments of freedom.