Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us were busy. Busy was our lifestyle. Busy was our excuse for not exercising, nurturing friendships, learning or doing something new, etc. Busy became an addiction to the endless availability of environmental stimulation.
Our activities are restricted. Now we are unable to find environmental stimulation.
Bored is the new busy. It doesn’t have to be.
Freidrich Nietzsche described boredom as “the unpleasant calm that precedes creative acts.”
What if we didn’t run from being bored? What if, we visited with it, taking a peak internally and in that stillness unlock our own creativity or transformation?
Isaac Newton created calculus and William Shakespeare wrote “King Lear” and “Macbeth” during a pandemic.
What will you create, learn, or discover?
Me? I’m learning to write more content on personal growth & work-life wellness. I’d also like to complete a children’s book.