Defrag to get Creative

“Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that’s where creativity arises.”

Peter Bregman

Back in the day, we had to take the time to defragment our computer. This involved a manual process where you consolidated all the data on the disk so it worked more effectively. Without this process, the computer would be slow, overwhelmed, run down and constantly throwing us spinning pinwheels/hourglasses of death. If you have ever felt overwhelmed or stressed for seemingly no reason, it might be because you have not pulled the plug and allowed your mental software time to consolidate and ventilate all of its inputs.

One of the best ways to defragment is to allow yourself to get bored. Boredom is the foundation for creativity; the pause is where ideas come to us. Being truly bored will allow you to see things in a different way. Docilely scrolling does not allow time for our mind to connect all the information consumed; it can leave us run down and frazzled.

Set a time in your diary at least an hour a day to be absent from all things digital and nature bathe. Your soul will thank you.