What is the first thing you do when you get bored? For 99% of us, we take out our phones and go through whatever it is that we go through. Entertainment is now literally at our fingertips!

The next time you feel bored, try this instead. Rather than reach for your phone, put it away. In fact, switch it off so you can’t even hear any notifications and let yourself be bored!

We have to look at boredom in a positive way. When you look at your phone, the only input you’re getting is from other people. Sometimes that’s good because there’s a lot of good information out there. But what you then lack is input from you. Can you seriously identify any thought or idea that originally came from you? Have you ever stopped to listen to what your heart is trying to tell you? I believe there are a lot of good things in all of us, if only we would take the time to listen.

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