Do you wonder how your relationship with technology is affecting your brain, health, relationships, and creativity?
These are all things that today’s guest, Manoush Zomorodi, started thinking about when she began hosting her popular podcast, Note to Self.
Little did she know that her exploration of our relationship with technology (and the decreasing time we let our minds be bored) would lead her to a massive study and new book.
But it turns out that letting our minds wander, letting ourselves get bored, zoning out, daydreaming, etc. are really important for our brains.
In fact, the times we let ourselves be bored often leads us to our best ideas.
The more research Manoush does, the more she discovers scientific backing for this concept — that boredom leads to brilliance.
We can’t control when great ideas can come, but we can set our brains up to be open to creative ideas.
And it turns out that happens most often when we let our minds wander (and are not on our phones or computers.)
From my own experience, I’ve noticed the same thing time and again. My best ideas come when I’m running, hanging out at the beach, going to the woods, and disconnecting from devices.
I invite you to reinvent your relationship with technology and unleash your creativity in Episode 551.