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By doing nothing, you are actually being your most productive.

By doing nothing, you are actually being your most productive.

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What happens to us if we never get bored?

What happens to us if we never get bored?

It turns out that when you get bored, you ignite a network in your brain called the Default Mode.

In our daily life, while we’re folding the laundry or walking down the road our body surrenders to default mode & goes on auto-pilot; but experimentally this is when our brain gets really busy, connects to disparate ideas, see some most nagging problems, & we do something called “ Autobiographical Planning”. 

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Autobiographical Planning.

Autobiographical Planning.

This is when we look back at our lives,

take note of the big moments,

create a personal narrative &

 then we set goals

& figure out what steps we need to take to reach them.

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Daydreaming.

Daydreaming.

Once you start being lost in thoughts and

allow your mind to really wander, you start thinking;

a little bit beyond the conscious,

a little into the subconscious,

which allows sort of different connections to take place.

It's really awesome actually.

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Multitasking is a Myth.

Multitasking is a Myth.

Every time you shift your attention from one thing to another, the brain has to engage a neurochemical switch that uses up nutrients in the brain to accomplish that.

So if you’re attempting to multitask, you know doing four or five things at once, you’re not actually four or five things at once, because the brain doesn’t work that way.

Instead, you’re rapidly shifting from one thing to the next, depleting neural resources as you go.

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Shifting of Attention.

Shifting of Attention.

Decades ago, Our brains shifted attention at work every three minutes. Now, we do it every 45 seconds and we do it all day long.

For example, the average person checks email 74 times a day, & switches tasks on their computer 566 times a day. 

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Why Teenagers Are Less concerned about Societal Problems?

Why Teenagers Are Less concerned about Societal Problems?

Right now, there are " studying teenagers " who are active on social media while they’re talking to their friends or doing their tasks.

Two years down the road, they’ll be less creative & imaginative about their own personal futures & about solving societal problems.

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Advice for Teenagers & Addictive Users.

Advice for Teenagers & Addictive Users.

So the next time you go to check your phone,

ask yourself, “ What am I really looking for? " 

Because if it's to check email, that's fine - do it and be done.

But if it's to distract yourself from doing the hard work that comes with deeper thinking, take a break, and stare out the window  

& know that by doing nothing you are actually being your most productive & creative self.

It might feel weird & uncomfortable at first, but boredom truly can lead to brilliance.

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Hope these stashes are interesting to you.

Hope these stashes are interesting to you.

All the stashes were from How Boredom can Lead to your Most Brilliant Ideas by Manoush Zomorodi.

If you are irritated by finding it hard to do little things in daily life, you must visit the 2-minute rules to beat procrastination.

Drop your comments and feel free to give your feedback there.

You can DM at Deepstash Inbox or @saoirseblr.

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It might feel weird & uncomfortable at first, but boredom truly can lead to brilliance.

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