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Boredom Improves Psychological Well-being

October 30, 2019

 

Boredom is what gives life meaning. That’s not just a quaint thought. The American Psychological Association shows that when people are bored, they tend to look back on their lives and feel like the things they’ve done are more meaningful. They also start putting more meaning into the next things they see.

It happens because our brains are afraid of inactivity. When we’re not doing anything, to keep us from spending our whole lives staring at the walls, our brains try to make life more interesting. More weight and purpose are given to what we are processing. If we reflect on something when we’re bored, it feels more meaningful, and when we experience something new, it seems more significant.

Being bored is an important part of finding meaning in life. When our kids are bored, it helps them find value in their own experiences and develop their own unique worldview, which makes them psychologically stronger for the future.

Boredom is something we fear, but it’s a major part of our lives. And making our kids handle it head-on just might be one of the best things we can do for them.

Stay tuned for more information about what boredom can do for the kids!

See you at FC,

emmanuel

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