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Old 06-04-2012, 08:14 AM
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Boredom happens when we don't see anything fresh or new in a situation (or in a person that's with us), and we process the experience as "same ole, same ole." It makes us wish we could leave the situation and get on with something a little more to our liking. So, in a way, there is some anxiousness associated with it. But it's the lack of stimulation that causes the anxiety.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:21 PM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by IwalkLikeArabbit View Post
Right now, I feel totally bored...

But, lately I been trying to connect mental feelings with physical. Such as, anxiety and the "tensing up" of muscles.

I feel like, boredom.. you "feel" that your mind is empty, like an empty flash drive...

Your brain "feels" empty.

If you were out earlier, say a party, you come home.. your mind feels full... full of data...

It's like, if you go on a trip with an iPod with 500 songs on it, you got 500 songs worth of data for the long trip.. Knowing you have that data to last, well partially can remove the boredom of the trip..

But, is it really all mental?? Does our brain actually "feel" lighter or less, when there are less, uhh, say, electrical connections going on (IE, less data being stored in your brain)?

Cause my head sure feels light and empty. Literally. I wonder, if the same way a tensed up muscle makes you feel anxious, a lighter head feels bored.

I agree on the part where boredom equals feeling empty (I think).

But I also have noticed that lack of a desire to do something equals boredom.

Usually, your brain has triggers: oh, I like to go do that.... desires that get triggerred

but sometimes it's like our brain is disconnected from the triggers and whatever we think of does NOT sound desirable to do.... we lack desires.... and then we feel bored

So boredom = lack of any desires

Imagine that a brain is like a fishing pole and fish are like desires. If no fish gets hooked on our fishing pole in our brain, we just sit there and do nothing and want nothing and feel empty AND BORED
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:38 PM
Location: Southwest Desert
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I take a lot of pride in being a self-motivated person. (As someone who can always find a way to amuse myself!)...I grew-up as an only child and most of the time I amused myself as a kid. I kept going "inside" to search for new interests and new ways to keep my life exciting etc...So it is different when I find myself bored! What does it mean? What's going on? What's wrong? What do I need to "look at" or examine or do next? Do I need a complete change of pace for awhile if possible?...Are there some feelings I need to "own" or process? Am I going through some big internal changes? What's up?
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