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Mindfulness for Busy People by Dr. Josie Seydel, Dr. Michael Sinclair

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CHAPTER 8

Boredom and distraction

In this chapter we are going to:

  • Discover boredom.
  • Understand what lurks beneath it.
  • Notice how it is a common visitor to our busy lives.
  • Find ways to notice it so we can be more productive in life, rather than distracting ourselves.

For many of us boredom is as much a part of our busy lives as is stress. Sticking to the same routines and schedules day in and day out can become rather mundane and thrill-zapping. Add to this the little time that our busy lives allow for fun and frolics, being so busy can be a real drag most of the time. Boredom is also a well-known phenomenon in mindfulness itself and is particularly … yawn … common in the longer practices, but you may just notice it lingering all day somewhere ...

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