Every parent has heard the dreaded ‘I’m bored’. Why It’s Really The Best Thing That Could Happen To You This Summer

You don’t like to be bored. Correction: You Hatred To be bored When you are bored you feel restless, impatient and dissatisfied, so you actively avoid it. That’s how Candy Crush got so big. And this is the reason why children are getting addicted to screens these days.

Really, though, what we don’t like about being bored is not that we have nothing to do, but that we are forced to become aware of the reality of simply being. In other words, we will feel nothing (or, in this case, the weight of our own existence) instead of feeling nothing.

Because being still is scary. It brings worries, it feels unproductive, and our self-esteem hurts.

But we don’t know that being in a state of constant distraction is terrible for us. it’s bad for us heartOur Brainand our Mind,

The solution is simple. Some people – and even some cultures – are good at it. There is a saying of Italians “il dolce far niente“. We should take a page from these happily bored people, so that we can learn to appreciate them”the sweetness of doing nothing,

daydream yourself

Ever feel stuck on a problem, only for the solution that comes to you spontaneously because you’re staring out the window thoughtlessly? Some refer to these as ‘shower ideas’. side note: subreddit ‘shower’ Has over 25 million followers. It’s a thing.

one in our mind default mode network It is more active when we are not doing anything. This network contributes to our ability to remember things, think about the future, and daydream.

This is where the real magic happens.

Being mentally passive allows our brains to make innovative connections between unrelated elements in our lives. Not only do we become more creative problem solverBut finding new solutions to our problems increases our overall confidence and emotions. self respecting, Result? we become even better problem solvers,

Practical Tip: Take 5 minutes each day to daydream. Set a timer on your phone and look out the window. That’s it.

know yourself

man has negativity bias, This means that we focus on and remember more negative information than positive information.

When we are not distracted, our purest identity is brought into focus, and this bias goes into overdrive. We tend to remember our shortcomings, failures, and where we could have acted differently.

a recipe for anxiety, No wonder we run away from boredom.

But what if we instead stop reacting to our feelings, and just let them happen? being Precaution In our boredom it means facing our true selves boldly and without judgment. Result, More clarity on our personal goals, more self-forgiveness, and a refreshing motivation to tackle our priorities and focus on what really matters.

practical deviceKeep a pocket-sized ‘bore journal’. If you are bored, write down one thing for which you are grateful; or a work that you enjoyed that day; Or the one thing that is bothering you. One thing on paper is one less on your mind.

treat your mind

As a species, we have never been smarter. We have never been too stressed. Our attention has never been more divided. And our mind has never been more tired.

In our digital lives, our brains are constantly stimulated – assessing different risks and looking for different rewards. Just think about working all day on your laptop, only to kick back and relax by scrolling through your phone, then join your partner to watch TV—yet another screen.

too much of it, and we experience something called cognitive sluggishness, That’s when our brain gets so tired that we can’t concentrate, our mind feels slow and our emotions get messed up. In other words, we burn out,

Practical Tip: Change is hard, so start easy. Set your social media accounts to auto-lock after 15 minutes of daily use. Then put your phone down.

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