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Don’t conflate boredom with relaxation. A purposefully tranquil activity, such as yoga or meditation, likely doesn’t meet the definition of trying and failing to find stimulation.
To tap into true boredom, unplug, pick an activity that requires little or no concentration and simply let your mind wander, without music or stimulation to guide it.
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Procrastination is not just avoiding or delaying a task.
It also has to include an aspect that’s counterproductive, irrational or unnecessary.
Many people are inherently more productive at certain times of the day.
Work around these natural productivity ebbs and flows when you schedule your days.
Our fascination for the royal families is rooted in our basic human desire to be social and to mind the people we admire and understand.
With famous media figures, people ...
This behavior can create a one-sided relationship in which someone becomes attached to a person without actually interacting with them in any meaningful way.
Parasocial behavior examples include: being emotionally devoted to your favorite TV show, sports team, or to the lives of the royal family members.
Because people are curious about celebrities, media outlets keep covering them. And because celebrities are constantly in the media, people take notice. The cycle repeats, time and time again.
The first step in approaching a negative situation with an optimistic outlook is to accept what you can’t change.
Once you’ve done that, you have 2 options: reframe ( look ...
Noticing and savoring the pleasant moments and thinking, "Wow, this is really great "can strengthen positive emotions.
In general, we tend to dwell on the negative side and not notice the positive things we experience.
Write yourself a message on a sticky note and attach it to your computer screen at work (an inspirational quote, a reminder to smile, etc).
Small reminders like these help keep positivity front and center in your life.