You are probably familiar with the H.A.L.T. acronym. We tend to act out when we are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.
I have added two more triggers, which I see all the time: boredom and stress. We get into trouble when we are bored/ or stressed. You can remember that by the abbreviations – B.S. (You will recognize B.S., as that stands for Bible Study.)
Let’s talk about boredom. Let me unlearn you something you have learned. You have learned that boredom is a problem because when you are bored, it’s because you don’t have anything to do. The fact is, in your state of boredom, you actually have too much to do.
Because you aren’t busy, your mind strays in all sorts of directions, and many of them aren’t good. You get into trouble because you haven’t gotten into anything else.
Recovery Step: Solomon said, “An idle person will suffer” (Proverbs 19:15). The answer is to stay busy . . . not too busy, but busy.