Positively Using Mind-Wandering And Boredom

  • Instead of dwelling on negative events and thoughts and imagining how things could be different,use positive-constructive mind-wandering, to come up with a way of fixing issues or preventing them from happening again. What you daydream aboutis also a tool for self-diagnosis, as it tells you about where your life is and how you feel about it.
  • Boredom can be used to motivate us the pursuit of a new goal when the current goal ceases to be satisfactory. It acts as a regulatory state that keeps one in line with one’s projects. Boredom is both a warning that we are not doing what we want to be doing and a ‘push’ that motivates us to switch goals and projects.

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