Bored is bored is bored, right? Well, not according to recent research, which has found different species of boredom, ranging from a calm, relaxed, even wistful feeling to the kind of bored that makes you want to pull your hair out. Most people tend toward one type or another. To avoid or relieve boredom of any kind, it helps to pay close and careful attention and allow yourself to become fully absorbed in the activity you’re doing.

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