How often do you allow yourself to be truly bored? Boredom is a luxury you cannot afford to be without.
You know, in the good old days when social media didn’t reign supreme, we had to get creative if we wanted to escape boredom.
In a world where external validation is a pervasive preoccupation, where every segment of one’s life is expected to be showcased and documented, days, hours, minutes reserved for boredom are few and far between; and yet, it is precisely boredom that breeds creativity and new ideas that are uniquely yours.
You see, if you cultivate a mind that craves new stimulation every three to fifteen seconds, if you fill every moment of your waking hours with external stimulation, you will deprive yourself, not just of boredom, but also of the capability to think any thought that requires more than a fraction of your real capacity. And you risk missing out big time on the non-digital world—you know, the one with scenic landscapes and charismatic people in it. Remember?
Allow yourself to get bored. Give yourself time to hang out with yourself.
Experiment with what it feels like to go within for inspiration. Dive deep and explore your inner vastness.
The more boredom you endure the less boring you become!