A little bit of boredom never hurt anyone. In fact, in moderation, it’s actually good for us. Downtime gives us a chance to re-focus our thoughts and allows the creative juices to start flowing again. When we’re constantly on the go, our minds are on autopilot, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Our most creative thinking often happens when we’re not thinking. I know that sounds strange but solutions to problems are often discovered when you’re not actively thinking about the issue. When I was at university and I was at a standstill when writing an important paper, I used to go for long runs. Inevitably, by the time I came back from exercising, the answer to the problem was evident. Kids need a chance to let their minds and bodies relax too. Today, we sometimes make the mistake of over-programming our kids and this can lead to burn out. So the next time you’re kids say they’re bored, tell them it’s not necessarily a bad thing! What are your kids up to this summer? Have you built in downtime in your vacation plans?
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