was previously published as Bored and Brilliant.
'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project
It's time to move 'doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list
Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.
However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode.
In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Spark
will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self.
'Full of easy steps to make each day more effective' - Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the technology in your life, Manoush Zomorodi totally gets you. -- Tech Times In this age of information, Zomorodi's book seems revolutionary, almost subversive . . . an important reminder that we are not beholden to our devices. * Bookpage * This could do for unplugging what Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up did for decluttering * Booklist * Timely, political and liberating. * Emerald Street * Spark
shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. * Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project * Full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. * Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit *