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Wednesday – February 8, 2023
Welcome to today’s edition of the Dumbass Newsletter! This is day 12 of my attempt to send a daily email newsletter. I’m still powering through and keeping it daily… Let’s go!!
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Bored at work? Your brain is trying to warn you.
Who knew boredom at work could actually be a good thing? According to this article on BigThink, boredom can lead to increased creativity and better problem-solving skills. Imagine this… you’re just sitting there, staring at a wall, and all of a sudden, Boom! You have a brilliant idea! But here’s the catch, it only works if you’re in a supportive work environment where you have the freedom to act on those ideas.
Apparently, boredom triggers a part of our brain called the ‘default mode network’ which is responsible for daydreaming and introspection. This leads to a higher level of creativity and allows us to think outside the box and come up with unique solutions. Who would have thought that taking a break from the hustle and bustle of work could lead to such positive results?
But before you start asking your boss for more downtime, it’s important to note that too much boredom can lead to decreased motivation and decreased job satisfaction. It’s all about finding the right balance.
So, the next time you find yourself feeling bored at work, try not to stress out. Embrace it and see where your thoughts take you. Who knows, you might just come up with the next big thing!
“If you want to have the time of your life, change how you use the time in your life.” ~ Unknown
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Michigan woman returns $15,000 in cash she found while walking to work
A Michigan woman was walking to work when she stumbled upon a bag filled with $15,000 in cash. Despite being in dire financial straits, she immediately turned the money in to the police. You wouldn’t believe what she received in return. (Read the full story here)
On this day, in 1986…
Spud Webb, a 5’7″ point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, shocked the world by winning the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Despite being one of the shortest players in the league, Webb showcased his incredible jumping ability and athleticism. With a series of impressive dunks, including a 360-degree windmill, Webb took home the championship trophy, proving that height is just a number. (See the dunks on YouTube)
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