We all get bored from time to time. But, as scientists have proven, not everyone is equally good at dealing with it.
Studies have shown that, in a state of boredom, different parts of the frontal lobe are activated in people:
- when the left side is active, a person is looking for a way to distract, cope with this state, switch attention,
- when the right side is active, a person experiences negative emotions in connection with the current situation, and even anxiety.
It would seem that there is nothing to worry about.
However, scientists have proved that in those people whose right frontal lobe is active, a feeling of boredom appears more often and lasts longer. They are not looking for a way out of the situation or somehow deal with it.
At the same time, the activation of this part of the brain leads to increased anxiety, which, in the end, can lead to anxiety and panic disorders.
At the moment, scientists have not exactly identified what makes the brain react differently to boring moments in life.
Fortunately, even without knowing this, we can find ways to overcome this physiological feature, accustoming ourselves to distract ourselves, at least mentally, from boring affairs, and taking our time with what is interesting to us.