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Boredom and addictions

Boredom and addictions

Boredom is responsible for increased risk of overeating, gambling, alcohol, drug abuse. 

Individuals with high boredom-proneness are more likely to suffer from anxiety, OCD depression.

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Ages ago, when people were busy trying to survive, boredom wasn’t a choice. They spent all their time securing food or shelter.

  • A form of anxiety. We search for external antidote to boredom: Netflix, a device, company to rescue us.
  • Rooted in fear. We are afraid of being alone with ourselves and paying attention to who we are.
  • The realization that what really makes us feel bored is o...

Boredom is a disconnection to everything we can offer the world and vice versa. It's not influenced by external simulation, it's actually an indicator of how you engage with the world.

  • Meditate: Once you stop resisting boredom, it’s no longer threatening;
  • Boredom feeds creativity: Mind wandering invites creativity.
  • Avoid technology: Entertainment snacks will make you crave for more.
  • Recover the joy in performing mundane tasks: R...

People embrace busyness  because they are having a hard time being alone and enjoying it

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