Released on 07 September 2017.

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Bored and Brilliant

How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything

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2018 Long-listed

Big Book Awards: Smart Thinking Award

Synopsis

'Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

It’s time to move ‘doing nothing’ to the top of your to-do list

Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.

However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode.

In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Bored and Brilliant will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self.