As adults, we've had so much going on in our lives before the pandemic that boredom just wasn’t possible anymore, but now it is! And it’s a GOOD thing. Have you ever thought that perhaps social distancing could be God’s gift to not only rewire your brain but take back your soul from the daily hustle?
Boredom is a gift. That’s right, a God-given gift.
Unfortunately for us grownups, we could be missing out on a lot by not being bored. Researchers believe that being bored can lead to some of our most original thoughts. Boredom encourages people's minds to wander, leading them to more associative and creative ways of thinking. In fact, being bored is both a warning that we are not doing what we want to be doing and on the flip side, it is what truly motivates us to switch goals and projects.
It gives us a chance to hear that still small voice.
Some believe that boredom can lead us to do altruistic things. When we're bored, we lack perceived meaning in our activities and circumstances. This, they say, triggers us to search elsewhere to re-establish our self-meaning of our God-given purpose, calling, and gifts.
When you put the phone down, it opens your eyes to the environment around you. People, textures, colors, sounds, or different shades of greens, browns and blues outside your front door. It opens your mind to the present and becoming comfortable living in the moment--the way God intended. You won’t believe how your perspective will change and the amount of gratitude that will come.