Podcast Episode 109: Be Bored

    Apr 4, 2022

    Boredom has a bad rap, and I understand why.

    Honestly, who wants to be bored? Who wants to see a boring movie, read a boring book, be a boring person? Yawn. Not me.

    Most people I know are not bored for lack of something to do. It’s often more a matter of situational boredom. Stuff we have to do that’s boring.

    Like waiting–in line, at the doctor’s office, for a friend who’s late.

    Or how about tasks we find boring, like folding laundry or cleaning house, or attending a meeting whose content you find dreadfully dull?

    And many of us have experience with working a job we find boring.

    But in this episode, you’ll find out why and how being bored can be a good thing for your mind, imagination and productivity, and how it can surprise you by adding all kinds of joy to your day–if you do it right.

    Listen in!


    Make a Joy Box for Someone You Care About: https://jilbaughan.com/joy-box

    Ducharme, Jamie. “Being Bored Can Be Good for You–If You Do It Right. Here’s How,” Time. January 4, 2019. https://time.com/5480002/benefits-of-boredom/

    “How a Dictaphone and Other Vintage Office Transcription Machines Worked.”

    Robinson, Bryan, PhD. “Why Scientists Say ‘Boredom Is Good for Your Brain’s Health.’” Forbes. September 2, 2020.

    Zomorodi, Manoush. “How Boredom Can Lead to Brilliant Ideas.” TedTalk, April 2017.

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