The Benefit of Boredom

s-BOREDOM-largeFor all the wonderful ways that smartphones make life easier and information more accessible, they’re also adding a whole lot of unnecessary distraction to our lives. After all, why walk, sit or simply wait when you could be tweeting or surfing Pinterest at the same time? But the truth is, we’re not programmed to be constantly in “go” mode, and this overstimulation can have some seriously negative health impacts, including higher stress levels, lack of focus and creativity, and technology addiction. Our solution? Good old-fashioned boredom.

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“Who would have thought being bored can be so productive? Slowing down and turning off all of the technology in our lives can be a great thing! Sometimes when we turn off our phones, computers and tv’s, we can actually feel ourselves turn off or wind down.”

Do you ever give yourself time to be bored? Do you find that slowing down helps you feel less stressed? What do you think are the benefits of putting down the iphone for more than a few hours a day?

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3 responses to “The Benefit of Boredom”

  1. Carol aka traveller2006 says :

    Am I the only person who doesn’t own a smartphone? I carry a basic model phone and a compact camera with me all the time and so far that has been enough for me ……

  2. imogen88 says :

    Good food for thought, Heather.

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