Skill Level Intermediate
- Manoush Zomorodi, Bored and Brilliant. How spacing out can unlock your most productive and creative self. When was the last time you came up with a great idea? Did it hit you when you were reading Twitter or group-texting some friends? Or maybe that genius thought struck you during a two hour session of YouTube binge watching. No? Well, if you, like the author realized that the last time you had a brilliant was the last time you were bored, whether you were taking a long aimless walk or an extended shower, you're not alone.
In fact, our brains need boredom in order to get truly creative. So how can you unplug from all the digital distractions and benefit from that rare human emotion of boredom? These blinks show you the way! They explain how boredom fuels creativity and give you some pointers for improving your digital habits. Finally, you'll be given a challenge that'll help you unplug entirely at least for a little while.