12 Ways To Escape Boredom

There’s No Reason For Being Bored For Long

There are so many ways to escape boredom.  Personally, I have wayyyy too much on my to do list to ever get bored.  If you are bored, its a blessing or a curse, lol.  (More on that later!)  I have some ideas to help you escape boredom and occupy your free time.

Best part about it, these ways to escape boredom that I will mention below  are fun ways to spend your time but also, useful and could provide some type of benefit to you.  Including generating extra streams of income to overcome boredom!

This post quickly gives you some of the ideas from my book ‘Fun and Affordable Ways to Escape Boredom’.  The motivation behind producing the book and this website was to help you discover……

I run a website for people interested in trucking and truckers at lifeasatrucker.com and couldn’t believe how many people mentioned being bored.  It caused me to research the issue.  Couldn’t believe when I learned that a large portion of the population felt the same way.

Then it hit me……I used to be one of those people who experienced boredom often not too long ago.

Here is my philosophy today though.  Every day should include some movement toward a goal which is in line with the future that you desire.  I used to get bored but something happened to me.  I had a shift in mindset.  First you have to take time to think of what you really want for your life.  What is the lifestyle that you want to be able to live?  What does it look like 20 yrs from now?

(If you don’t go any further or get anything else from this post.  Please read that last paragraph again, think about it and take ownership of it for yourself)

Guess what, if you truly think about that then you can always find things to do that move you closer and closer to making that a reality.  So instead of being bored, you can find fun or beneficial things that are in line with those desires and you will be excited not bored.  That’s it!

But I understand, that is a shift in thinking and for some, it’s a big jump in thinking, depending on your background.  No problem!  That is what this post and the book is actually designed to help you with.   Ideas.

It’s an idea generator, thought provoker and problem solver in one.

Even though, it’s a fun book easy to ready and lighthearted, it’s filled with insights and perspective to make you look at the things that you are doing or could be doing right now to change your future!

If you like the ideas below for ways to escape boredom for smart people you WILL absolutely love this book.  >>>>Ways to Escape Boredom

No offense but Boredom is a choice!  Even if it is a subconscious choice! – Happy Hervy

12 Ways to Escape Boredom For Smart People

Cool activities and ideas to occupy your idle free time

  • Start Your Own Blog/Website (It appreciates in value and it’s fun)
  • Go to ancestry.com and see what your family tree looks like.  (I haven’t done this but plan to.)
  • Make a list of the things that you want to learn which will help enhance your life.  Next time you are bored, began working on that list.  (And check things off, which is also fun and good for your self confidence.)
  • Make a list of the things that you want to accomplish in 10 years.  Do research on what needs to be done in order to accomplish them. (Empowering)
  • Hand write a letter to someone that did something for you that you are thankful for whom you never properly thanked.  Mail it or hand deliver it. (Food for the soul.)
  • Write a summary of what you want to be remembered for when you die.  What will be your legacy?  Write out 3 things that you can do to work on it. (Powerful to help you develop into the type of person that you want to be)
  • Think of and write down the 3 moments/experiences/accomplishments in your life that you are most proud of! (Builds self esteem and helps identify qualities that you need to capitalize on more.  Pat yourself on your back!)
  • Take a sales training course.  It’s something that you will have to do all of your life.  It’s interesting, fun and beneficial to learn these techniques.  (You sell yourself to your employer, you sell yourself to your potential husband or wife, bank, customer, etc. )
  • Search for a public speaking class on meetup.com or join Toastmasters.  It helps you to face a fear and boosts your confidence in yourself which helps you accomplish other goals.  (If you don’t have an issue with public speaking, do something else that you are terrified about.
  • Start your own YouTube Channel to share the experiences or perspectives of issues that you think would entertain, educate or empower other people.  Then grow your audience so you can start an online business.  (Especially good if you like the idea of being seen and seeing green.  Lol, just kidding not a guarantee that you will see green, but it’s possible!)
  • Search YouTube for a video called Biology of Belief.  Watch it.  It’s amazing.  Then watch Gregg Braden – The Divine Matrix.  It’s amazing too.  (Will enlighten and empower you.  Look up epi-genetics if you dare!)
    • Learn how to make money online. as a social media manager! (Want to earn extra income in your spare time?) – I posted about it here.
  • And if you like reading, how about picking up my book! 🙂  Especially if you liked what you read so far, you will love the book.

Give me a Copy of this book,  I just got to have it!

Fun and Affordable Ways to Escape Boredom

The Boredom Buster eBook!

This book has a lot of ideas in it for ways to spend your free time.  I got the idea to put this together because of a large number of people saying they were bored.  Especially trucker wives.

But drivers also asked what to do in down time.  Something told me to see how many people were searching that phrase.  You will never guess how many people….

Ways to Escape Boredom

100,000’s of thousands of people all over the world actually search for what to do when I’m bored online or ways to escape boredom.  So I started to write.  Then due to limited time, I decided to get help on putting it together.  If you know me, you know not to expect to get a normal list of things to do.  But more importantly, its much more in it than just a list.

Even things that you might see somewhere else will likely have a twists to it that you haven’t seen before.  Pick up the book on Amazon here

Bonus for buying ‘Ways to Escape Boredom’ ebook…

When you get the book and leave an honest review after reading, I will send you a free copy of my CD….Escape What’s Holding You Back

Escape whats holdig you back

Just copy the review that you left and paste it below as well and I will know to contact you.  Thanks!

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Real Social Media Jobs

Social Media Management

These are truly amazing times.  People can make money on social media which is something they are already doing for free because they love doing it.  The only difference is that you connect with businesses and service providers and spend some of your online time posting, commenting for them.

Social Media Jobs are becoming more and more common but its like the wild wild west which means there are lots of opportunities everywhere.  Some good and some bad. But there are only a few organized and structured platforms for people like you and businesses to connect.  But you can do what many are doing to get started.

Just walk up (or connect with them online) to them and give them suggestion on how to better their message and reach more people using social media.  Then offer your services to do it for them.  Or you can make a deal with them that you will first increase their traffic and only then will they pay for your continued management of their social media.

You may think that this is something you are not qualified to do because you haven’t had formal training. Two responses for that…..

Getting Started

  1. There is training available for Getting Paid Social Media Jobs
  2. If you have grown your social media organically, then you already really know how to do it.  You just need to think about how you grew your presence.  Apply the same principles to the message that the company needs to convey around their products or services.

But if you will only feel more comfortable getting formal instruction of how to go about it or learning more details about the idea of making money as a social media manager this company is rated one of the best.

Paid Social Media Jobs Training

Benefits of Being a Social Media Manager

  • Huge potential of clients (businesses) and growing
  • Choose who you want to work with
  • You don’t have to get dressed
  • Don’t have a schedule to adhere to (except the one you devise)
  • You don’t fight traffic every day
  • You don’t spend gas money every day

Here is the beauty of this type of work.  You are still in on the ground floor of an evolution.  A large number of businesses still don’t have a social media presence.  Many who do are not active.  Many who are active are not effective.  These factors means that there is so much room for growth.

The sooner you get started formally, the more of an expert you will be and by the time all businesses recognizes that it is mandatory for them you are in position to earn handsomely and effortlessly with convenience.

Social Media Management work is perfect for …
  • off duty truck driver or trucker wives at home
  • felons who want to work but can’t get hired
  • unemployed or underemployed especially if no jobs in your area
  • people who don’t have transportation
  • if your current schedule won’t allow normal work
  • college students
  • stay at home moms
  • people who don’t like bosses
  • people who don’t like face to face interaction
  • introverts

Many people would find this type of work suitable for them.  There is another level to this I though.  You help so many people accomplish their dreams by helping them get good messages, products and services out there.

What that also means is you easily help friends, family etc promote what they are doing and it doesn’t cost you.  Yet it helps them get ahead!

The reason it would help them so much is it because once you become a master while getting paid, you can donate a few hours what would take them days or weeks of studying and get them results that they would likely never achieve.

lol, but I am jumping ahead.  (Thinking of ways I could use this mastery actually, lol)

Anyway, if you love doing social media, I think think this is something you should look into.  I am doing affiliate marketing with an awesome company called Paid Social Media Jobs who makes it real easy for you to make money on social media.  You can check out their free webinar for more information about how it works here..

Free social media manager webinarIt’s pretty easy and standard for webinars.

  • Enter your Name and Email
  • Time and Date You want to attend
  • Register.

 

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I discovered something new about myself with a free personality test

I took the personality test twice…

This personality test only took about 15 minutes to do and the questions were typical of assessments and profiling but simple.  It was fun!  The reading the results and insight based on those results were very interesting and thought provoking.

The video is my second test actually.  All of the photos that you see was from my first test.  I decided to do it again on video for yous guys.

Looks like I am kind of balanced.  Except in the area of assertiveness.  It is a little higher than I expected.  That is the point and the fun part though.  If you honestly answer the questions then the test might reveal characteristics that you were not aware of.

However, if you ask your friends about it, they might confirm it or disagree.  What did mine say?  lol.  I will let you know later.  Stick around my blog.  I haven’t ask enough people yet.

What I like most about this personality test website

The good thing about this site though is that you don’t even have to register or anything and the test is free.  So check it out but subscribe to my blog first as I will be posting about of great websites that I come across!

https://www.16personalities.com

What smart about the personality test? It actually helps you understand yourself and others better.   A personality test is just one of the ideas I give in the book though.  There are 100’s!

Search the Amazon kindle for the title.

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Make Money Writing

How to Make Money Writing

There are many ways to make money writing online.  You need to choose based on what type of writing you enjoy doing.  Are you a literature geek or is your writing very informal and hip?  These things you need to consider.  You can provide writing services to businesses and entrepreneurs online

Some Websites That Offer Writing Gigs

  • Flexjobs.com
  • Elance.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • Upwork.com

Most of the writing jobs that you will find at websites like these are for people with great writing skills.  Research skills are helpful for many of the gigs as well.  However, some will be simple transcribing, document creation, editorial, reports and also doing posts for website and blog owners.  There is a wide variation of work available.

The others sites that I mentioned earlier have a wide range of writing gigs as well but they also include a lot of things other than writing.

This website is jobs for writers.

Others ways to make money writing

You can do more informal writing by creating your own blog or website and monetizing that.  The most common response I get from that is, “What do I create a website about? ”  Well here are my thoughts on what to create a website about!

Here are some other ideas for making money writing though

  • Create an eBook (children, fiction, nonfiction, etc)
  • Self Publish a physical book
  • Create a course online
  • Write Press Releases or do editorials (I did it personally I wouldn’t waste time at it unless you are building your credibility as a writer)

There are many other ways but I think what I named has most money potential and is most fun because of the creativity allowed.

I wrote some articles for article sites and they never made much money.

Depending the types of jobs you take, you might need to know SEO or search engine optimization.  Not difficult to learn.  If you have the skill of writing, learning it would only benefit you more if you do any writing online for others or for yourself.  You could take a course on Udemy or watch YouTube videos to get your feet wet.

How Much Do Writers Make

That varies greatly depending on which type of writing job you decide to pursue.  The best paying writing jobs are compensated for by the job not by the hour.  This is independent contractor work and you will basically be your own boss.  Set your own hours and work from home.  (of course.)

The salary for providing writing services online can be from $10 per post to $1000 assignments.  It really depends on your skill level and what type of services you are going to provide or what gigs you take on the websites for companies.

Just like you can make posts and comments on websites and blogs for money, you can also do it in social media for money.  People are making a living doing that as well and I believe there is more opportunity there (unless you are going to create your own website, eBook, etc) especially if you LOVE being on social media already.

But that to me is in another category that I talk about here…Social Media Management

Writing Projects That You Can Do

 

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What To Make a Website About

What to Make a Website About

It is the most common response, I get when I say to someone who wants to make money online, “You should create a website.”  You make a website about content based mainly on one of 3 choices.  I will name those choices but there are another factors…….

    • What you are passionate about
    • What you are willing to research
    • What you have experience in

Back to there are other factors.  Like why are you making the website.  In this case, I will be talking about websites for the purpose of making money.  I will create another post for website which are for what I call your homepage online or personal website.  Totally different type of website.

How To Choose Your Subject Matter

So how do you pick out of 3 choices mention?  Well, all things being equal with passion, experience and willingness to research, if you are trying to maximize income, you determine several factors to compare

  • What size is the audience
  • Do you have unique perspective
  • Are there problems that you can solve
  • Is there lacking information in that area
  • Are there companies related to the topic that advertises?
  • How much competition for delivering the information that you want to delivers?

What type of site makes money?

Websites that are about subjects or topics which companies have products or services that are related to make money.  If that subject matter is popular then it makes more money.  That is a general response to a great question.  Think demand and supply.

These are important factors to consider.  For example, if you are an expert in I don’t know, putting peanut butter on crackers, that will not be a good topic for a blog.  If however, you are very good at restoring old cars, there is an audience but you better have some personality because it is likely saturated market.

But if you specialize in a semi popular type of car, you probably can get some traffic easily.  Or, if you have developed special uncommon skills or techniques for that old cars in particular then you have what is called a unique selling proposition.  That is a way you stand out from the rest.  So you could compete with a lot of others.

Hope that gives you a little insight.

If you are interested in a subject and you are not that knowledgeable, that is cool as long as you don’t mind researching.

Now how do you make money?  Well there are many ways.  That will be in a different blog post.  Your main concern at this point would be…

  • Decide on a topic
  • Then choose a host
  • Then choose a domain name.

Easiest way to make money on your website though is 3rd party ads. There are may types but here is an example of one.  Make Money Without Building a Website

If you want more information about building a website, please leave a comment.

Improve Your Memory With Games

Short Term Vs Working Memory

Short term memory and working memory is not the same thing.  Short term memory is what it sounds like.  Working memory is the use of that short term memory in processing information.  We will be covering mostly working memory but short term memory will also benefit from these games and exercises.

Using the Internet and Apps

There are many ways to improve your memory these days thanks in large part to the internet.  Best of all, it’s fun.  One game that claims to be effective at improving IQ by increasing memory capacity is Dual N-Back.  It’s a free app for your phone.  Available for Android and iPhone.

I was slow to figure out how to play this, but after working with it 15 minutes or so, I was able to get in the groove.  It’s easy to see how this would be mental exercise to help improve your memory after playing it.  But don’t get frustrated if it takes you a while to actually figure out what you are supposed to be doing.  That’s why they have the training phase.

Increasing your working memory capacity has been proven to add points to your IQ score.  The tasks in this game has been shown to increase working memory.

How it works to improve memory

The game will display a pattern visually and audibly.  You have to retain the pattern in memory long enough to recognize when a square is repeated from 2 displays back.  You also have to keep track of the letter that is called out audibly 2 announcements back.  You press a button to signal when you have detected the match.

This game is fun for people who want to make their memory sharper but there are many others which also claim to improve cognitive functioning.  Unfortunately, there are conflicting studies which seem to indicate that the results from earlier studies might have been flawed and the improvements in the subjects were limited to playing the game and were partially achieved due to the placebo effect.

Nurobics – Exercising Your Brain

There is a term called Nurobics.  That means to stimulate the brain by forcing it to do things that involved all of the senses in new and unexpected ways.  Studies have been shown that this is more effective than playing brain games.

Seems there is always a study that discounts another study, lol.  But it is cool that you can get off line and still do some things that are fun, easy and free which will help increase your ability to memorize and process information.

Other ways to improve your memory

  • Get more the recommended amount of sleep
  • Write things down
  • Matching cards game or that old school game of concentration
  • Learn and spend time mastering a skill – Might as well choose one that can help you in your work or to earn extra money  like productivity software or social media marketing.
  • Get exercise daily
  • Proper diet of food
  • Some video games – Super Mario 3d World was involved in a study that showed playing this game produced positive results while playing a different 2D game wasn’t.  So don’t grabbing your first choice or favorite game claiming it will make you smarter.

Only certain games will help your brain and if you do it to exclusion of other things that you should be doing with your time (it’s called balance) that makes you dumb!

And some other games that have been shown to help exercising the brain could also produce other unwanted effects on your brain like normalizing violence.

 

Ways To Make Money Online

There are so many ways to make money online that it can be overwhelming the average person.  What is the best method and where do you start?  That depends on what your background and past experiences are or what you are willing to learn.

Perhaps the best thing to do first though is to make you aware of some common options out there.  Because I am sure there are many that you don’t know about.  Then I will give some general suggestions based on my my own personal experiences.

Some common ways to make money online are…

These are some methods that I know are legit and have either used or know someone who used them.  The method that I have personally used for the last 6 years to make up to an extra $2,000 per month is building a website.  That I will talk more about on another page.   To kind of give you a map of how you can do the same thing.

Other methods that I have used in affiliate marketing and online store.  Both of those I will be doing more of.  In fact, I have some affiliate marketing links on this website.  I will cover that more on a separate page as well.  People are making a lot of money doing this and it is most cost effective way to start.

I don’t know if you are aware of how YouTube videos can create revenue for you.  The popular channels make a lot of money.  However, unless you just love creating and editing video and you have been told consistently that you are a character, I wouldn’t do that for money.  I would do it for traffic to other money making ventures.  I will talk about that more on other pages as well.

Administrative type work can be done from websites like freelancer.com, odesk.com, elance.com and upwork.com.  These website are for people who have a skill or offer a service that can be delivered to another person without being there physically.  For instance, photo editing, writing, research, designing websites, writing software code, and more.

An online shop is great if you are a crafty person.  If you design your own products, you can sell them online in many ways.  This includes but is not limited to having your own website, using Facebook, Ebay, Amazon, and even your local craigslist.

Another way to make money online is to offer consultation service.  Using the internet, you can provide skype calls, Google Hangouts, or do group sessions in a more controlled environment using web conferencing tools such as GoToMeeting.

So, be sure to return as I will be giving more details about a lot of these different ways to make money online.  Meanwhile, one of the most popular training tools for learning is here

Internet Marketing Training

 

Health Secrets

Are there really health secrets?  Well.  I am using the term loosely.  But many don’t know how to naturally address medical problems.  Many of us have health issues whether it is being a little over weight to high blood or allergy problems.  Of course, going to the Dr. can be expensive and usually ends with a prescription.  The problem with all of this medicine is that it has side effects and can harm the body, especially when more than one type is taken.

I challenge you to do research about your health issues to see if there are natural ways to address them.  More than likely there is and it could save you tons of money and might also be more effective than the medicine.

Ironically, studies have shown that a great degree of the results from medicine and treatment, doesn’t come from the medicine or treatment themselves.  It actually is the result of the placebo effect.  That means, the results are from your own expectations and belief of the treatment working.

That tells me that if you learn what caused the problem, then what the natural solution is and why it will work that what you learn will help you to get cheaper and probably just as effective relief.  All I know is I did this to lower my cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and eliminate my acid reflux.

First thing my Dr. did was write 2 prescriptions.  I never took the medicine.  I spent a little time researching and went on a diet.  Fortunately, you don’t have to do as much research if your issues are either being overweight, blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

Reversing Diabetes Type II and Improving Type I

How to Lose Weight Naturally

Fat Burning Kitchen (Foods to eat and not to eat for burning fat)