3 Ways to Leverage Boredom and Change Your Life

“You’re making things happen and you’re having an influence on the world,” James Danckert says. But when you’re playing Candy Crush or scrolling Instagram, you lose that sense of agency. “It feels uncomfortable because it’s highlighting in that moment that you’re not being a very effective human being, you’re not engaging with the world in ways that are meaningful and purposeful to you.” Even with the world at our fingertips, it’s easy to get bored. So when that sleep-inducing, frustrating feeling sets in, what can we do? While the data isn’t clear on the best way to handle boredom, Danckert says there are three major steps that can help.

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