Neuroscientists will tell you that boredom gets a bad rap. Research is starting to show that the time we spend doing literally nothing could be extremely beneficial. Letting our minds wander could actually be the time we need to understand what we want from life, or spark the creative ideas that will move a long-stuck project forward. But if you’re always on your phone, whether it’s texting or checking Twitter, can you ever be bored enough for your mind to wander into brilliance?
I am actually curious about the difference between boredom versus mindfulness. A while back, I listened to a very interesting podcast that made a good case for why we should disconnect from electronic devices and try being bored. The podcast made sure to make a distinction between being mindful and being bored. I am going to provide a link below, so I don’t have to summarize the podcast. If you are interested, check it out. For one, as a Software Engineer and sometimes a “Data Scientist”, I am always in front of some type of screen. As an overall geek, Read More