Happy (?) Boring Day today. Well, at least I hope you have some periods of boredom to “enjoy” And if you are wondering what could be enjoyable about boredom, have a listen to “Why Boredom is Good for You” by one of my subscribed YouTube channels, Veritasium, Derek Muller goes through a number of studies that show boredom has some very positive dividends if you embrace it:
- Creativity – “When you are bored, your mind wanders…studies have shown that this wandering is good for creativity.”
- Reassessment – “Boredom is both a warning that we are not doing what we want to be doing. And push that motivates us to switch goals and projects.”
- Generosity – “Studies also show that boredom stimulates altruism…Studies show that more bored participants are more likely to give blood or give to charity.”
- Goal Setting – “When given tasks that only use a part of their mental capacity, study participants often thought of the future and their plans for it. In this way, being bored is essential for goal setting.”
Have a boring day!