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When Boredom Strikes

When Boredom Strikes

Whenever we reach for our phones when we're bored we want to relieve feelings of fatigue and boredom, but a study suggests that doing so only increases those feelings even more.

The study's results showed that even though we're on our phones a lot, we still take "phone breaks" every 20 minutes or so and spend about 90 seconds every time.

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Increased Boredom After Phone Breaks

There are two speculated reasons as to why we're more bored after taking phone breaks;

  •  Switching from work to your phone and back again may end up being more mentally tiring than it is stimulating; and
  • Picking up our phones might serve as reminders of all the fun we could be doing instead of doing work-related things.

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How To Take Better Breaks

How To Take Better Breaks

  • Practice mindfulness and drink a hot beverage -- tea, coffee, cocoa;
  • Take a walk down the block or in a park;
  • Sketch something or doodle;
  • Talk to someone -- having a simple conversation with someone you like talking to is a mood booster; or
  • Read a book, a couple pages or chapters, depends on how long you plan on taking a break!

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