Boredom: why does it arise?

Probably the
internationally accepted definition that perfectly defines the state
di boredom is: "I have nothing to do", and certainly all at any given time
we experienced this feeling. But… boredom is simply a situation
monotonous to which we react or there is a much more mechanism
deep in our brains that leads us to be bored?

Actually the
boredom is a topic that has only recently attracted psychological research. THE
early studies were aimed at analyzing the effects of boring and activities
repetitive tasks that workers in factories carry out. Thus, already in 1926 he came
published the first article in the British Medical Journal in which
it was said that boredom is related to mental fatigue and is a consequence
repetition and lack of interest in repetitive activities.
However, despite that this first approximation to boredom was a lot
naive, this psychologist noted that there were personal differences, since there
they were workers who were not susceptible to boredom. The slower, during
the 30s, boredom began to be studied at the laboratory level,
coming to the conclusion that the same is the result of a low
activation and lack of motivation. Later, during the 50s,
a psychoanalytic understanding of boredom appears in which it is asserted that the
itself is the result of a repression that causes the person to find himself
without desire and goals and with the apparent lack of willpower. However, he is alone
in the 80s, by Norman D. Sundberg, which begins to develop into
psychology a truly comprehensive and comprehensive view of boredom. So yes
he found that there were people who showed a particular tendency to be bored
and they were also more likely to develop anxiety,
depression, anger, aggressive and addictive behavior and acting in such a way
negative in situations of social interaction. Today like today, yes
he knows that extroverted people have a greater predisposition to be bored
since these are continually looking for new stimuli that come
from the environment. Conversely, creative people, who have different interests,
they tend to get bored less because they always manage to motivate themselves in
find new stimuli. An interesting study
relating to boredom developed by Mary B. Harris in 2000, has shown that the
people who focus more on their emotional states usually get bored of
more. According to this researcher, this happens because when we are too dependent
from how we feel, ours
attention is released from the objectives and these become more monotonous and less
interesting. However, over
to individual differences and to the greater or lesser propensity that we can
to bore us, there are other specialists who claim that the fault is
really of the brain. As if to say, our brains are programmed for
take action in the face of stimuli that are new to us but with the passing of
time, if we keep ourselves in the same activity, the brain gets used to it
to the same and reduce the intensity of activation until the time comes
that it is difficult for us to concentrate and we are bored! Actually, the
boredom is not a phenomenon that can also be explained starting from a single factor
if undoubtedly people with little interest, lack of creativity,
introverted and difficult to concentrate on, they will be victims more
easy of boredom, the rest is a purely neuronal process. If you are looking for a strategy
to combat boredom, below I leave you some phrases of two greats of the
science: “You can train yourself to recognize
the wealth that surrounds you. If you can find a way to
recognize the beauty of the world - including the different shades of colors and of
forms - then you will probably never feel bored again. " Vodanovich “When you are struck by boredom, give back
the shot. Let yourself be crushed by her, immerse yourself, all the way.
Normally, when things are this unpleasant the rule is that: as soon as possible
reach the bottom the sooner you will rise to the surface. " Brodsky
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