The benefits of BOREDOM
In a study at Pennsylvania State University, psychologists found participants who were bored performed better on creativity tests than those who were relaxed or feeling elated. Think about a vehicle.
Which would be your immediate answer?…. *
25% of women and 67% of men shocked themselves. That is the result of the following study Imagine that you were sitting in a white room. You, an empty desk and a red button that would shock you if you pressed it. For the next 15 minutes your only source of entertainment are the thoughts that flash through your mind and, of course, there’s always that red button that calls on you. Would you press it? The 67% of men and 25% of women would prefer experiencing excruciating physical pain as opposed to being left alone with their own mundane thoughts. The simple truth is we would do just about anything rather than being bored.
The paradox of boredom is that it evokes feelings of laziness, idleness yet it might spur you into making changes that will have a positive impact in your life. Boredom is both a signal that something is amiss and a push that motivates us.
Do you know why your best ideas come to you in the shower? Because it is the one of the places in which you are not staring at a screen.” In other words, when we allow ourselves to be bored, our brain is challenged to enhance our creativity.
*… if your immediate response was a car, you definitely need to experience boredom more frequently in your life -:)
Source of information:
Javier Fernandez Garcia. An inquisitive 15th years old boy. I felt amazed by the initiative of a teenager immersed in the “Overstimulated and Social Media Generation” for having the need to develop one of his essays talking about “The benefits of Boredom”.
Thank you @javierfernandezzzzz