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Friday, 14 September 2012

How does boredom factor in to stupid or harmful impulses?

I'd really like to know...

I am aware how boredom can negatively impact weight loss or healthy eating regimes but I think it can have a similar impact on mental health.

Being bored or sad or lonely or just ALONE can give us that time to dwell on things we shouldn't.

And it's the worst time to suddenly find yourself aligning with "the now."

I don't know about the rest of you but much of my life is spent far away from "the now."

You see I think a lot of us bounce between dwelling on the things we can't change from the past and all our fears about the future.

While if we try and ground ourselves in the moment, to be present in the here and now, we fear (or at least I do) that everything will catch up to us at once and we will be overwhelmed once and for all.

Beaten and battered from all sides without surcease.

It's hard enough to breathe now, I can't afford to let anything else pile on.

It's all too much and there's no way for me to find peace and refuge from any of it.

I can only hide as much as I can until my mood shifts a bit again.

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  1. If you are feeling anxiety you are worried about the future. If you are feeling depressed you are lamenting about the past. If you are truly in "the now" you are feeling neither of those things because they don't exist in the now. I ground myself by taking things one hour at a time. Try it, it may help you.

    There's also an amazing book called

  2. Yeah, that is definitely something I need to work on!!!


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