I used to hate being bored. If I had nothing to do I would feel bored and I wanted to avoid that at all costs. Now I embrace it – as Richard Carlston, Ph.D., says in his book: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, “…if you allow yourself to be bored, even for an hour – or less – and don’t fight it, the feelings of boredom will be replaced with feelings of peace. And after a little practice, you’ll learn to relax.”
I’ve certainly found this to be true. When you are constantly in a state of doing your brain and body never have time to truly relax. This creates anxiety and stress and a feeling that if you’re not being busy then something is wrong.
Practice embracing the art of being, even if it’s for just a few minutes each day. Allow your body and mind to experience the gift of calmness – you might just find that you really like it, like I have.