Admit It, You Love Mind-Numbing Tasks

Admit It, You Love Mind-Numbing Tasks

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Here is a dirty little secret about mind-numbing, boring tasks we do at work: We won’t admit it, but we love them. Completing unchallenging tasks gives us such a sense of accomplishment that this kind of work actually makes us happy, according to researchers from the University of California, Irvine and Microsoft Research. “With rote work, you get a feeling of accomplishment, but you haven’t exerted a lot of mental activity,” study leader Gloria Mark told the¬†Wall Street Journal. “It gives you a feeling of fulfillment, but there’s no frustration or stress.”