Welcome to Season 1, Episode 3 of our B.U. Network Podcast.
In this episode, Joe “Dr Energy” Piazza & Kathryn “RaRa” Asaro discuss boredom…what are the positives, and negatives, to experiencing boredom?
What do you do when you feel bored? Do you binge-watch/stream television? Do you pick up your phone/tablet/computer and start scrolling through social media?
“We upgrade our phones all the time, but inadvertently it downgrades a lot of our social and personal skills.” -Yuval Harari
All of these passive strategies will give you a short-term “hit of feel-good,” and a poor long-term, residual benefit.
“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” -Jim Carrey
What if instead of these passive actions, you chose an active response; to exercise for 5-10minutes? Or meditate for 5-10 minutes? What if you went for a walk or bike ride outside and visited nature? These all have both a short-term positive impact, as well as a positive, long-term, residual benefit. Not only do we receive the short-term “hit of feel-good,” we also build long-term health and well-being from these activities.
We invite you to join us, and embrace the magic on the other side of the boredom!
Here are some links we referenced in researching this episode:
The Real Cure for Boredom (Ultimate Guide)
Yuval Harari: On Why Boredom is Good For You
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