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The Benefits of Boredom

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What’s the point of being bored? In this video from BBC Reel, psychologist Sandi Mann explains why boredom is an important experience. There are benefits to boredom. Boredom is productive and it’s good for you. Life with some boredom mixed in can be way more interesting.

When you’re bored, you tend to daydream and your mind wanders. And this is a very very important part of the creative process… If you find that you’re stuck on a problem, or you’re really worried about something, you can’t find your way out, take some time out. Just be bored. Let your mind wander and you might just find that a creative solution will pop into your head.

She also explains how digital devices can get in the way of letting much-needed boredom into our lives.

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