Nice to see you back Kao, I always look forward to the discussions you post.
I have a question about these boredom headaches. I assume you do not mean a literal headache and I believe I get these aswell. If my mind is set on one topic or I have urges then it is almost as if my brain shuts down. It feels like I can't shift it to do work as I will be constantly distracted by whatever is on my mind. This, combined with impulsiveness and my lack of regard for rules (such as deadlines) makes getting schoolwork done nonexistant at times. While I do not care or fret if the work isn't done (as I still believe I made the right choices and if not then it is too late to change them anyways) it makes for a nuisance in my academic life. Is this similar to what yours are like?
This also happens to me if I am doing a report and have taken in all of the information and planned it in my head. Once that is done I find writting the report (re-writting what I planned perfectly in my head) to be quite redundant and boring. Thus reports often get left undone for a while.
Furthermore the regular boredom, from a lack of things to do (not normal things but rather goals), kicks my impulsive nature to x10.
That is where my impulsiveness would fly in. Do something out of the norm. Get ripped on some substance, spontaneously leave on a road trip, destroy some of the relations between you and your pets just for shits and giggles, ignore your current life and make a false identity to persue other targets, and of course you could (while I don't suggest it) cross the sociopath line (I think you may know what I mean). All in all it will end eventually, always does. It's almost like a cold. It feels like I'm bloody well dying of boredom then it leaves.
They really need to invent "socio cold medicine", I would be on that like a fly on shit, nothing more annoying than being sopposedly "high functioning" but unable to do jack all.
I'm out of suggestions since you do most of them every day. By the sociopah line I meant physically hurting or killing things, always an option to cross but one that you need to decide on.
Right now I am also going through this (why I have been so active on the forum) and my academics are suffering greatly. I have 4 essays due Monday and I have done none of the work thus far. To be quite honest I would like to get them done so they are out of the way and I'll have better grades. However, my mind is elsewhere and I can't think. Norms have a really hard time with that statement, especially when a good student says it. If I dislike the topic/ find it boring I seem as though I am a blubbering idiot. Why? Because my mind is thinking of better, more entertaining things to try and beat "the cold", however if it is something I truely find interesting (and I see as an intellectual gain) then I am thinking quite quickly. It really is an odd sensation that is hard to describe.
It really is funny in an ironic sense. Empaths are full of caring and understanding untill it comes to a socio (or something else of which they lack understanding) then they shut off as they do not see us as people and do not see us as possibly having weaknesess that we need treatment for (like the "cold"). However maybe this is beneficial, maybe it is good that that they don't understand this as it really is our main (if not only) weakness.
I can completely understand what you mean by 'boredom headache' with lack of objectives. I have to be doing something all the time, usually multiple things to keep me busy otherwise i get agitated. More or less why i am posting for the first time on the forum here. Still have 3 hours left here at work and nothing to do. Having done my daily upkeep on all longterm objectives and impulsive objectives for now.
Hello by the way, new to blog and forum as of 3 days ago but have been reading quite a bit between work and play. Finding quite a bit i can relate to, quite interesting really, though whether i am part of your exclusive club remains to be seen.
(The forum is being extremely difficult and won't let me log in properly)
Welcome, I also find this forum and the links given extremely beneficial in terms of boredom elimination as well as a stimulus for intellectual gains. Personally I don't care whether you are part of the "club" (what club anyways?) or not. As long as you don't annoy me (posting blatantly false statements or whatever I have put in the annoyance thread) we won't have a problem. This forum is to hone skills and I am interested in what you have to bring to the table.
Have you ever tried Martial Arts as a release of boredom? It is so ingrained in me now I forgot to mention it, I always find it helps the boredom headaches (although I'm out with a wrist injury at the moment). I take a form of weapons and hand to hand combat called Kali, it is quite interesting, challenging, and fun. We do hand to hand, knife fighting, takedowns, swords, nunchuku, staff, improvised weapons, and (mostly) double baston (sticks of a certain length). Currently on my own time out of the dojo I am working on my flex weapon techniques and applying nunchuku techniques to a scarf with a washer on one end and it is extremely fun, conceilable, and potentially deadly.
It also helps me stay a little more disciplined, Personally I think this art compliments socios quite nicely, it is pretty primal in its philosophy, a very "kill or be killed" mentallity. Great energy release and it has taught me alot about biomechanics as well as (obviously) self defense.
I used to get physical headaches from being around stupid people. I equally get the "boredom headache" you two are describing; I've had one myself for a couple days while waiting out the kathy situation (as all my other new assets/pets are where I want them for now).
To spare a 2 word post on the love thread, "Mission Accomplished." How I done it was ultimately impulsive decisions after finding out what I wanted to know (i.e. where I stood).
I was never able to do school work, literally never. I never so much as opened a book almost my entire time in school ("almost" because I got bored and looked a couple times in high school), yet I knew all of the work when it came time for tests as if I'd been doing it all my life. Due to how easy it was I wasn't able to even regard school work as relevant and normally went the entire day without even taking out a pencil.
I really would like a way to trick our minds into doing effortless and menial things as I would agree this becomes a bit of a weakness.
Looking back on it, I suppose people viewed my tagging everything (including people) with my "brand" as a bit strange. I frequently wrote my brand inside books and all over open places like classroom chalkboards; complete with varying lines suggesting the general understanding that "I rule you." (to quote Stewie Griffon).
Considering, at the height of my "rule", I even had someone go as far as to bow at my feet and call out "praise our messiah" in a crowded lunch room (the entire school shared the lunch room), I suppose many people might have thought I was being serious about my ownership of everyone. Good times, good times.
My father said he knew I was a bit off ever since he took me to see Jaws as a kid, and I rooted for the shark.
I can't stand forms (kata), I am very glad we only have like 3 in the art I take. The rest of what we do is drills and sparring so it keeps things fresh. Knife fighting if my favourite part of the class, it is downright primal. Normally we play knife fights (wooden knives) with targetting rules for accuracy but my instructor (a knife specialist) knows I like to test my ability so he started slashing at my torso area, neck, and doing foot stomps to try and trap me. I am fairly quick so I was dodging alot of it then he stomped on my foot and swung in for my femoral artery. Ideflected the blow with my off hand and got him across the jugular and then down across his arm and left an 5" gash down his forearm. After that I knew I loved the art (hell, any art with blood in training has to be good).