The Link Between ADHD and Boredom

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Feeling bored usually happens when nothing in your environment captures your interest or attention.无聊可能从你的头脑开始,但它也会很快影响你的身体和情绪。For example,you might feel restless or fatigued and your mood can plummet.

Boredom is one of the things people withADHDfear the most and will go to great lengths to avoid it.How many of these have you done??

  1. Hang up the phone if you are put on hold;even if you were in the middle are resolving an important issue.
  2. Eat something,even though you aren't hungry.
  3. Phone a person you don't like that much,just to have someone to talk to.
  4. Delay going to bed until you are completely exhausted to avoid the boredom of lying in bed waiting to fall asleep.
  5. Create an argument with a service provider or someone you love.
  6. Act in a potentially dangerous way.For example: overtake a slow driver even if it's not completely safe because driving behind them is boring.

The opposite of bored is interested,energized,开朗。患有多动症的成年人总是在寻找新鲜或刺激的东西,因为当他们对某件事感兴趣时,这个executive functionsof the brain click into gear and the brain works well.

When a task is dull or mundane,not only is it very hard to mentally stay engaged,there are other negative consequences too.For example,daytime sleepiness where you fall asleep in the middle of an activity even if you got plenty of sleep the night before.Some people experiencedepression如果他们的环境不刺激的话。

How to Avoid Boredom

Get to Know Yourself and Your Favorite Ways to Avoid Boredom:Here are some common boredom busters: Trying the new and different,spending time with people,做肾上腺素活动,taking risks,problem-solving,adding movement,being ‘hands on',等。

When you know your favorite ways,围绕这些东西设计你的生活,so each day is interesting for you.This includes your job and how you approach the tasks in your job description,your hobbies,and as well as how you do the mundane tasks of life;比如家务。

Be Prepared:Life is full of delays,so have a variety of activities on hand.For example,if you are flying,take a magazine which is visual,a book that you can get engrossed in,as well as a puzzle book.不要把事情留给机会,希望有一部好电影可以看,或者你会坐在一个娱乐性的人旁边。

Use a Timer:使用计时器可以使最乏味的事情变得有趣,as it creates a sense of urgency and excitement.Play games with yourself. For example,看看你能不能在15分钟内洗完所有的衣服。

Balance:It is good to have a self-awareness that you don't like feeling bored and so you can do what is in your power to avoid it.However,don't become too fearful of being bored that you will do anything to avoid it.This is how accidents happen.If you are bored,it is empowering to know you can sit with it for a few moments.冥想和锻炼是两种日常习惯,可以帮助你忍受一天中意想不到的无聊部分。

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