The Scientific Benefits of Boredom

“The paradox of boredom is that it makes you feel tired, sluggish, and just disinterested. But it may actually spur you to action. It may get you to make changes that would be positive for your life.”

As we continue to invent new ways to avoid boredom, we overlook one important detail: Boredom is good for us.

This 7-minute Veritasium video explains the scientific benefits of boredomincluding that it makes you more creative, altruistic, and introspective.

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