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We are all drawn to the possibility of becoming our "best self" and work towards confidence and a great career.
Bestselling self-improvement books add credibility to this idea because they are often authored by highly successful people who assure us that we can also find the same success.
With self-improvement content, you can easily think improving yourself means changing into a new and different you.
While desiring to improve is valuable, it is very different from believing you have to become someone you're not to get what you want.
Each person has a unique personality and strengths that can help them achieve their goals. You are then the best person to formulate a plan for self-improvement.
To get started:
Brain dumping is an exercise where we comprehensively express and record our thoughts, ideas, or commitments from our heads onto a paper or a calendar.
Boredom is that feeling of dissatisfaction with the world around you and disinterest in your current activity. While you want to be engaged with the world, you don't want to do any of the activities in front of you.
Boredom is our brain telling us it's time to switch activity. That feeling of restlessness is motivating us to find new pursuits that will bring more satisfaction.
On the surface, boredom can appear to be a trivial problem. But it may lead to some more severe problems.
Boredom is associated with risk-taking behaviours such as drug and alcohol use as well as self-harm.
Rather than being frustrated with boredom or using it as an excuse, find out why you feel discontent.
Smartphones have changed the way we fill our time while waiting. Every moment of potential boredom can now be directed to modes of entertainment or other distractions.
Consequently, day-dreaming, thinking, speculating, observing, and people-watching are diminishing.
Non-places refer to spaces formed with certain ends (transport, commerce, leisure).
We often stand, lean or sit in these transitory public spaces hunched over our smartphones, but we don't experience them as places. Instead of noticing the rich detail these zones often display, they become spatial and visual white noise.
A bored mind is more likely to seek out activities that engage the brain.
Instead of using electronic devices to distract ourselves, we could see boredom as an invitation to look up and around, to people-watch, daydream, or to take the time to observe the world around us.