Hundreds of participants were left in a room by themselves for several minutes with nothing to do but think. Rather than complete the task, many of them chose to administer electric shocks to themselves. As it turns out, most people prefer to do something rather than nothing, even if that something is negative, according to a study published in Science last week.
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/brain/people-would-rather-experience-electric-shock-be-alone-their-thoughts#Kz6KifBtcPe2jTuZ.99
What do you do to distract yourself?