Released on 07 September 2017.

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Bored and Brilliant

How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything

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

Have you every 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 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 accessible, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and shows us how ditching our screens and embracing time spent doing nothing is the key to becoming our most productive and creative selves.