Being Bored…Resource

Hope RelationshipA few weeks ago, I posted “Being Bored”.  I shared that boredom can stem from sadness.  A few colleagues asked where I got that from:0)!  Well, click HERE  to find one of several emotion theories.  In PATHworks!™ REAL Deal about Stress™, we use the model by Dr. Wilcox to consider our emotions and work on differentiating between primary and secondary emotions.  We also think on our outward manifestions (our Attitude) of our internal state (our Emotions).

I look for charts and pictorial representations because it is easier for others to relate to the information.  Learning to identify our emotions is so important in order to address the issues or triggers that impact us.   Other theories I find interesting are Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (2001) and Parrott (2001).    You will notice some common threads between the connections and variances.  The joy of social science is that is allows for imperfection and continual study.  When you believe you have a definite conclusion – an anomoly arises.   Each researcher has their own understanding and perception.  Sharing is learning.

Life is so complex and beautiful.  Too much going on to be Bored.  I encourage you to get in touch with what you feel you are missing, what is making you feel loss or sadness – what is the perceived opportunity cost that you are paying when you are involved in a “boring” activity or circumstance.  Share with others and Do Something about it!

Be Well!

Ms. P

Dealing with Being Bored

Did you know that boredom stems from sadness?  Think about the young person you work with who describes themselves as bored.  What they are saying is that their  underlying emotion is sadness.  Identifying the emotion provides an opportunity  to take action to address the root cause of the sadness.  Maybe the information we are sharing does not seem applicable to the youth’s experience.  Maybe a personal situation or perception of the environment is impacting the young person’s ability to engage.  It may be a combination of factors.  What is sure is that the “boredom” does not have to be a personal attack on the presenter of knowledge or the innate character of the youth.  Identifying emotions and taking action means getting support and giving support – one to another.

In Service,

Ms. P