In an age so full of distractions, stimulation and diversions, it can be rare to find ourselves bored. We no longer tolerate boredom: the second we’re bored, we instantly seek stimulation from things like our phones, TV or social media.
Truth is, boredom isn’t a bad thing. Boredom shouldn’t always be suppressed. As I started getting into the habit of not using my phone all the time, I started to have more moments of boredom. I decided to embrace these moments of boredom as part of the process, and eventually found that they are actually one of the benefits.
Moments of boredom let our thoughts flow freely. They let us ponder and consider, which ultimately leads us to creative new insights or ideas.
This is why too much music can be a bad thing.