Being Bored is Boring!

All of us get bored sometimes. Whether it’s because we truly have nothing to do (not very likely…) or the task at hand doesn’t stimulate our minds or, truth be told, we just don’t want to do anything. Sometimes it can even be due to the escalating heat of summer during July and August.

When boredom sneaks in we tend to become irritable, tired and lack presence in the current moment. We seek out stimulation to relieve boredom and depending on what we seek, it may be good or bad for us. Sometimes we reach for unhealthy foods and then end up feeling miserable, or decide to go shopping on a whim and end up with items we really didn’t need and a credit card bill we really didn’t want.

Regardless of WHY boredom strikes, there are quite a few things you can do to shake the feeling and get back to being productive. Or maybe even better, find ways to truly feel at peace while doing absolutely nothing.

  • Play – How long has it been since you played a board game with one of your kids? Or went bowling? Or made a spontaneous run to the movie theatre to watch the summer flick you’ve been wanting to see. If the heat is getting to you, there are plenty of indoor activities that can hold your attention and lift the summertime doldrums.
  • Get physical – Although an outdoor walk might be out of the question, you can still turn on the dance tunes and get your groove on! When you increase movement and change positions, your brain releases wonderful chemicals that can boost your mood and make you a happier person overall! It’s a win-win!
  • Learn – Stay away from your computer head for a local museum to learn something new. Wander through your local bookstore with nothing in particular on your mind and pay attention to what jumps out at you. It just might be your next inspiration! You could also take a local class on cooking, pottery or gardening.
  • Clean – Tackling a cluttered closet, cupboard or even a shelf in the garage will bring about a sense of satisfaction for a job well done!
  • Volunteer – Helping a charity organization or someone who needs a little extra assistance can lead to feelings of humbleness and gratitude. Consider volunteering at an assisted living home, local animal shelter or at a preschool. Decide what environment suits you best and then get started.
  • Get social – It’s easy to stay indoors and lay around on the couch when we’re bored. Instead, put your shoes on and go visit a friend or neighbor. Stop by a relative’s house unexpectedly and bring some goodies with you. You’ll brighten their day and pick yourself up at the same time.

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  So find something to be inquisitive about and then go do it! You’ll have a better summer and will be able to brighten someone else’s day too!

Stay active my friends,

Happy Patients

I have had back issues most of my life. Since starting treatments with Dr Greg I have had no more issues. It's such a relief to be able to be physical at the high level I want to be. I am able to maintain wellness by seeing Dr Greg on a regular basis. Thank you Dr Greg!!

Michael L.

Hello! I just want to say that you are truly a healer! After leaving your office last Monday, I was more able to breathe, truly breathe - after having suffered all weekend to take a deep breath due to a "rib out of place" OK - if you say so....all I know is that, though I continued to have a bit of pain in my upper back and neck for a day or two, I could take wonderful, glorious deep breaths thanks to your treatment. Thanks again for all you do! Even if I do make many sound affects while you are treating me - "OUCH!!! Hmmmph!! Ughhh!! Really???" I truly appreciate your healing touch....


I have had Parkinson's Disease for 8 years.  I have developed arthritis in my back and hips. The stiffness of the Parkinson's and the arthritis has caused me a lot of pain. Because of that unrelenting pain I was unable to exercise. Exercise is an important part of pain management for Parkinson's.  Since I have been seeing Dr. Krapf I am feeling much better and his care has allowed me to begin exercising again, which has improved my overall well being. In the past I have been treated by physical therapists and orthopedists. Dr. Krapf's chiropractic manipulations have had an amazing impact on my health and happiness. I highly recommend Dr. Krapf to anyone who needs excellent chiropractic care and the many alternative therapies he offers. I would say he is magical!

When my friend received excellent care from Dr. Krapf, she recommended him to me. I have had gastrointestinal problems for nearly 50 years that have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with lactose intolerance. All that, including unrelieved stress had made me unhappy and unhealthy. Today I am a different person with the help of Dr. Greg. The Gastro issues are practically nonexistent, my stress levels have plummeted, and my body is changing. I am so grateful for Dr. Greg and his healing hands.

Mary Ann L.

Our family have been patients of Krapf chiropractic for a few decades. We have several success stories archived. The most recent event involves our youngest son who is completing his senior year of high school. He has been a patient of Krapf Chiropractic (KCA) since birth. He has been an avid soccer player since the age of four and has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Dr. Krapf has successfully assisted in every recovery.

Most recently, he began complaining of his feet hurting while playing soccer. Both feet hurt - particularly the balls of his feet while running and cutting. He came to Dr. Greg with his complaint as this was seriously affecting his game. Dr. Greg evaluated the situation and decided a foot scan should be done. The finding was dropped arches. My son was fitted for orthotics. They arrived within days and he wore these as directed. Within a few short weeks he is now playing full games pain free.


I first called Krapf Chiropractic when my back was so bad that I couldn't get up off the floor. It's been a blessing to have Dr. Greg help me with my overall wellness and health! I find this to be a place where you are not a number and everyone cares. Mollie is always cheerful and reminds me to come. Erin is always smiling and helps relax me when I'm in pain. I would not be functioning if I did not have Krapf Chiropractic to keep me going. As I get older my appreciation deepens, especially when I see people around me who are suffering with back problems. If they only knew how helpful this is. I believe Dr. Greg treats the person not the symptoms. Thank you

Debbie B.

I've been lucky to have exceptional health care from the beginning. At the beginning, seventy-six-plus years ago, Hugh Rodgers brought me into the world in mother and dad's second-floor bedroom in our dairy farm home. Hugh's son, Hugh, Jr., practiced with his dad and beyond caring for my parents, he, also, cared for hundreds of others and me. Roughly forty years ago, a friend suggested I make an appointment with Richard Krapf for help with back-pain. Richard treated the pain that, often, was debilitating, and on Richard's death, his son, Greg became the second second generation to help me from one place to another. I'm grateful to Hugh, Hugh, Richard and, perhaps, most of all, to Greg.


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