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Boredom

Own Boredom

Joanne Heyman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanne Heyman

Taking a fresh approach to boredom may be just your ticket to greater satisfaction in 2015! Why? Because, in our fast paced, digitized and hyper-linked lives we feel more and more compelled to fill idle time that could be used to actually reflect, relax, create and connect.

Those Magical Moments

Kathy Walsh | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

So many children are over-scheduled these days. Parents plan wonderful vacations, sign their kids up for after school classes and fill up their time with things to do. Doing nothing allows special moments to happen and gives children the tools to be creative.

Why Cat Listicles Fail To Answer The Soul's Cry

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Boredom has a long cultural history and an adaptive function in human life — it serves a vital creative purpose and protects us by helping us tolera...

8 Ways To Harness The Power Of Boredom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

"Down time" is a true rarity these days. When we finally find it, many of us exude sighs of relief at the opportunity to sit back, relax and do absolu...

Trusting Nothing: Having no Purpose on Purpose

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

I like the revision process. It gives me a chance to see what I was thinking when I wrote that very lousy, uneven, not-so-good rough draft. Revising, re-seeing, re-thinking, re-visioning allows me to make some sense of what my characters have done and then I get a do-over.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Keep Boredom Away

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Creative Benefits Of Boredom

Harvard Business Review | David Burkus | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

In a past life, I used to be required to participate in quarterly sales meetings. These meetings followed a typical format: fly everyone in the compan...

One Mom's Secret Life

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I glared fiercely into each one of their eyes so they would remember the steely blue glint of my gaze before they reaped the whirlwind.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

3 Ways To Escape Boredom

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

In the same way we hopefully wouldn't run out of the airport when we hit an unpleasant wait, we can find strategies to change our relationship to our fear of boredom.

This Man Inspires Us To Up Our Selfie Game, Big Time

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts

Selfies are everywhere, yadda yadda yadda, you know the drill. But all previous manifestations of the self-actualizing photographic method pale in com...

7 Reasons Why Boredom Is Good For You (NEW BOOK)

Michael Harris | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Michael Harris

To rework an old Jean-Paul Sartre line: If you're bored when you're alone, you're in bad company. Boredom itself isn't a sign that you need some distraction; it's a sign that you've grown addicted to distractions and you need to develop a rich interior life.

Who Are You Avoiding?

William Irvine | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Why don't we want to be alone with our thoughts? Presumably because it puts us face to face with someone we want desperately to avoid, namely, ourselves.

Here's Why People Actually Hate Having Nothing To Do

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.03.2014 | Science

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” ―...

What To Do The Next Time Your Kids Say They're Bored

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Summer days: Known for beautiful weather, outdoor activities and the infamous phrase, "I'm bored." Last week, HuffPost Parents blogger Bunmi Ladit...

Dear Kids: It's OK To Be Bored

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It is an itch to scratch.

Embracing Boredom

Vicki Cobb | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Cobb

Time and boredom appear to be integral parts of the creative process that has limits on the speed of turn-around, which is highly individual.

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

Think You're Boring? You Are

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Every consider owning just how "weird" you may be? Look around the bar, the coffee shop and the airport waiting area. NOBODY is normal. These groups are filled with quirkiness. Maybe that's it. They aren't trying to hide themselves. You are.

Doing More Of This Will Help You Stress Less

Eckhart Teachings | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eckhart Teachings

The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.

You're Not Happy, You're Distracted

Amy Chan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

When we are not conscious of the difference between pleasure and joy, we live in a "happiness bubble." We don't allow ourselves a moment to be still -- to be "bored."

Louis C.K. Is Wrong About Boredom

Matthew Remski | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew Remski

The anger in the transference is clear. He's not saying, "You don't get to be bored" to his daughter, but to himself. Not getting, of course, that her boredom and his boredom belong to different categories.

Meditation for the Damned

Mark Morford | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You guys! Great news: Researchers have identified a new, fifth kind of boredom. It's true! Apparently the first four were getting a little musty, a little inadequate to describe what researchers say is a new, ultramodern kind of disinterested numbness.

What Kind Of 'Bored' Are You?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Not all boredom is the same, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Canada, the United States and Europe have identified a type of b...