101 Productive Things to Do When You’re Bored

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Did you know that the English language didn’t have a word for boredom before 1766?? But since then, boredom has crept into our daily lives. In fact, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 Americans, 63 percent reported feeling bored at least once every 10 days. But why are you so bored? Motivation isn’t the problem. It has to do with biology. You become bored when your brain lacks dopamine, the “reward molecule.” As a result, you feel less excited and happy. Sounds bad, right? The truth is, boredom isn’t just normal; it can be beneficial. According to Sandi Mann, a senior psychology lecturer at…

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