This is the fourth video in our five-part series with 10% Happier on why meditation is easier and more awesome than you think.

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We often blame boredom on our current situation. Standing in line is boring. Meetings with my boss are boring. This TV show is boring.

In this video from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, bestselling author Dan Harris and renowned meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein talk about why we really get bored and share an incredibly simple antidote.

Meditation can help anyone put this advice into practice. Instead of being blindly swept along by the demands of everyday life—the boredom, anger, distractions, etc.—we can train our minds to be less reactive and to make smarter decisions every day.

If you want to kick boredom to the curb and give meditation a try, check out this free five-minute guided meditation from the 10% Happier app.

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