I don't know how much stressed have you been; but strong stress for me means: insomnia, very bad mood, palpitations, zero creativity; if I'm bored, I can anyway easily find one of the million things I could do but have never found time to.
^^but what if the scenario is that you're stuck in an empty room with nothing available to do...nothing...you can't leave to do something....you can't find anything to do...because then you're no longer bored right? that means your bored for a sec?? i don't think that's the point of the question.
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I can just daydream if I'm bored and come up with a crazy new idea. If I'm stressed, I completely fall apart, become severely anxious, get migraine headaches [which I'm currently on anti seizure meds for] and can't do anything.
So yeah I'd rather be bored because it's easier for me to fix.
This was a hard question because I don't think it is possible for me to become bored. I was the type of kid who could entertain themself for hours trying to catch leaves falling from trees or would play baseball with sticks and apples- and if nothing was around I would try to figure out the questions of life that can't be answered. I still do that stuff too. Not like these kids today, with their IPODs and crazy doodads,lol.
Not that I care for stress, but it would at least give me a problem to solve. Boredom is akin to mental death.
Ah, happy I am not the only one thinking that. Thanks, 01011010, you made my day. You understand me.
No, seriously. Both is kind of stupid. And I know that lots of stress can be quite deadly for me; but I would still rather be stressed than bored. I have been bored some weeks / months ago and I hated it. That was actually just shortly before I registered here. It killed me; it killed my mind. When you have stress on the other side, it mostly means you do have something to do. And I like having something to do. Stress is quite easy to cut down. At least easier than plain boredom.
And again, thanks 01011010.
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Stressed. Boredom is too close to depression. Not sure what the relationship is, but they seem to coincide.
Stress often kicks my functionality into high gear, which tends to make me happy. Too much, however, is counterproductive.
What Ina said. While stress can cause too much energy moving around in my brain, while it can make me lose sleep and feel worn down, it at least makes me feel like I'm moving. I get really depressed when I'm bored. Too much space that starts bad thought cycles.
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