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Things can get much more interesting if we let ourselves feel bored

With the entire internet and more at our fingertips, it can be easy to fend off the discomforts of boredom. However, all the boredom-killing clicking, scrolling and swiping is hooking us on quick hits of serotonin, raising our boredom threshold and leaving us ever in search of the next Angry Birds level or Facebook ‘like’. In this brief animation, the UK psychologist and author Sandi Mann explores how embracing boredom and letting our minds wander can get us to step off the ever-accelerating hedonic treadmill, and might even encourage creativity.

Video by BBC Reel

4 March 2019

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