Why Boredom Might Be Making You Eat Cake

And how to stop right now

Filling out a tax return, waiting for a bus, listening to your partner tell you in elaborate detail about the dream they just had... it's all so much more bearable with a snack, right? It's official: bordem tastes better wuith a small pot of hummus and carrot sticks... or a bag of Percy Pigs,

New research by the University of Central Lancashire has found that when the brain isn't stimulated and boredom seeps in, it means we are low on dopamine, the hormone that controls the body's reward and pleasure centres, therefore to try to raise our levels, we turn to food.... pass the almonds, thanks.



Have an actual conversation

It turns out that a genuine human to human conversation can be the answer to your boredom. Sorry, is there an app for that?  The University of Michigan has found that friendly conversations improve cognitive function and problem solving ability.

Put the radio on

Good news. Studies have found that listening to music can actually enhance your productivity. It has also been proven that music can seriously boost your motivation. *Puts Lemonade on shuffle *

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