You have to be careful when you feel bored.

When there’s an occasional emptiness.

When you feel that life should be giving you more.

Because it can make you react in the wrong way.

Boredom.

Firstly, many say that there is no such thing as boredom.

Just boring people.

And there is something in that.

But what I am talking about here is when we all occasionally derail.

Bored with, well, everything.

When we feel like something is missing.

So we react.

Reaction. 

The reaction should be creative.

But sometimes it is the exact opposite.

It’s destructive.

Because the dopamine hit that we get from creating things can be muddled with the dopamine hit we get from destroying things.

Winning makes us buzz.

But so can the cut-and-thrust of arguments and fallouts.

Saving money and hitting a savings milestone can give us a buzz.

But so can splurging and spending crazily.

Really pushing the fitness thing can make us feel euphoric.

But so can binge drinking.

Junkies.

Thrill seeking is part of life I think.

It is for me.

The thing I have to watch though is chasing the right kind of buzz.

Creative ones.

Positive ones.

Not destructive ones.

I’m not a junkie.

I don’t crave any old ‘hit’.

But; sometimes – I do have to remind myself of this.

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    I’m told you get a dopamine hit when you receive a response on social media. That’s what makes it so addictive. I’m hoping that comments on your blog deliver the same. This one is on me pal. I’m your man.

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