Boredom: why does it arise?

    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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