Often people think that doing nothing kills creativity or is a sign of laziness or they think a person who wastes time idly has no fire in his belly to achieve something. But that’s not true. Like a lion takes a few steps back to make itself ready to pounce harder on its prey, a human too sometimes need idle time to relax and think about his present and future actions.

 

If you ask the same question, ‘Does doing nothing kills creativity?’ to people around, probably the most number of answers will be ‘yes’. People have a belief that people who can sit idle for longest possible times are lazy and have no desires to work with their hands. But the researches concur that many a time our minds achieve a state where sitting idle is only a physical process but the mental process takes you places even in the idle moments. It was found that activities which were boring to some, have more scope for daydreaming which in turn increases the creativity.

 

Personally, when I get bored, I often seclude myself to a quiet spot and relax my mind. For me, keeping my mind occupied during boredom increases my boredom. I try to write or read something, which gradually kills boredom and increases my creativity in writing something effective.

 

Like me, you too might have different ways to cope up with boredom, if not you should definitely try and find it quickly, otherwise, boredom will take a toll on your mental state and certainly will make you sick, both mentally and physically. There are various activities which can help your mind to liberate in the times when you are not doing anything, kill the boredom and may bring thoughts that will run to the infinite possibilities because these activities let you think freely.

If you too want to delve into the deep thoughts of your mind that you don’t seem to access easily, let the mind be idle, let it go to the places it wants without navigating the way and see it traveling to the places you never knew existed. Make sure you are back home for dinner.

 

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Written by: Ram Koppar; in his own words, a larger than life thinker, who believes in spreading peace and harmony. He believes the pen is mightier than the sword and believes in bringing the change by being the change.

Edited by: Lipi Gupta

 

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