When was the last time you let yourself be bored? When was the last time you let yourself experience boredom?
If you’re anything like me and other humans, you go out of your way to not feel boredom. I would do most anything to avoid feeling the prickly discomfort of boredom. Sometimes that looked like me getting so busy I didn’t have time to be bored. Other times it looked like me over doing some aspect of my life to avoid my life: over watching Netflix, over eating, over exercising, over complaining. You get it…. The things I would do to avoid feeling the feeling of boredom were quite intense.
Listen in to this episode to learn why I’m taking more time to intentionally be bored this summer and why you may want to also.
Listen in to learn:
- Where boredom fits on the thought model
- What are some benefits of boredom
- What we miss out on when we avoid boredom
- Why we need boredom in our midlife
- What to pay attention to this week
- How boredom and creativity are linked
- A small practice for this week
So what do you think? Will you practice standing in the moat this week? Can you believe that you are actually motivated to be bored? Life is so fun, isn’t it? I have loved intentionally spending more time letting my brain wander and dream and I’d love to hear if you’re going to join me in the practice!
If you’re a member of the Midlife Warrior Membership, we will be discussing this and supporting each other in the moat this week. See you there! If you want to join, we’d love to have you! It’s a group of midlife warriors, moms ages 40 and over, who want to. not only, live a life they love, but also want to be surrounded by other women on that path. It’s one of my favorite places to hang out and I’d love it if you joined in. Find out more here: www.SMBwell.com/membership