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The surprising benefits of being bored

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Many of us lead incredibly busy lives, constantly hopping from one task to the next, and when we’re blessed with a little bit of downtime, we pick up our phones, and scroll the boredom away.

But is that the best way use of our time?

Sandi Mann, a senior psychology lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK says boredom is an essential part of the creative process and should be applied to our day-to-day lives.

Read more about boredom here.

Click play on the video above to learn more.

This video originally appeared on BBC Reel, as part of the How to be Wise playlist.

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