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  • Writer's pictureMarty Jalove

BACON and the Benefits of Boredom

Life can often seem tedious and uneventful, and it’s easy to get caught up in the same old routine day after day. But boredom is beneficial; or at least, it can be.


Boredom usually refers to trying and failing to find stimulation. But sometimes it can lead to just giving up. If we view this “failing to find stimulation” as a learning experience we can use boredom to become more productive, creative, and self-aware. If we identify that boredom is leading to great despair or a longing to quit, we can consider this the first steps toward turning it around.


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So, let’s learn to pay attention to our boredom, and even set aside time for boredom, and maybe, just maybe, it will lead to a happier life.



The Benefits of Boredom

B - Boredom can be a beneficial way to allow your brain to relax, recharge, and rewire.

A - Anticipate future goals with daydreaming to become more focused in the future.

C - Creativity strikes in the shower, driving, wandering, and wondering.

O - Optimize your days by setting time aside to do nothing.

N - Not doing what we want to be doing is a warning and a blessing.


The types of Boredom by #ThomasGoetz and his team.

Time to Recharge

  • Calibration Boredom – Unhappy because you are waiting for something to do. Common when performing repetitive tasks.

  • Indifferent Boredom – Calm, relaxed, and withdrawn.

  • Searching Boredom – Restless because you are looking but can’t find anything to do.

Warning Sign

  • Reactant Boredom – Frustrated because you can’t escape.

  • Apathetic Boredom – Unhappy because you feel helpless and without drive.


How to respond to boredom

B - Be Mindful. Learn to identify your specific type of boredom and your response to it.

A - Accept boredom as a benefit. Use it for self-improvement.

C - Change your pattern to snap out of boredom. Shake it up.

O - Outside your comfort zone is never boring. Do something different and daring.

N - Nourish yourself by reading, meditating, or journaling. Not boring to you.


Unplug from the world and embrace boredom.


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