Boredom can increase creativity

Legend has it that a young Isaac Newton was sitting under an apple tree when an apple 🍎 fell on his head, which prompted him to suddenly come up with his law of gravity. Archimedes had a similar story and formed his principle after having a bath 🛀

Calling these activities boredom might be a slight stretch, but they definitely fall into the leisure category, and look what they made Newton and Archimedes discover!

Boredom can increase creativity. When you’re bored:

🧘 you start to ponder on the most basic things in life and might get excellent ideas from such meditation – just like the guys above,
🌟 you start looking for something to do and might come across a new activity that will be beneficial to you or become your new hobby,
🌟 you’re more open to trying new things because you’re more relaxed and simply have nothing else to do,
💡 your brain automatically starts to fill the boring gap with something new and that’s when the best ideas come from.

When asked what advice he would give aspiring writers, Neil Gaiman said: “You have to let yourself get so bored that your mind has nothing better to do than tell itself a story” 😀

We think there’s no better encouragement needed – get bored! (and thus more creative) 💪🔥


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