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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Mar 17, 2020

We are living in a totally anti-boredom culture. I live in anti-boredom life, if I can just be real. Why? Because boredom is boring. Nobody wants to be bored. Milly, my four-year-old, she already has learned the word bored and boredom and she's learned the phrase, "I'm so bored, mama," and she really can't stand it. I mean, none of us can. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to learn that boredom isn't fun.

Now, the first thing you're probably wondering with the title of this episode and what I'm about to dive into is, "Nancy, what's so wrong with not wanting to be bored? I've got 10 minutes free. I'm waiting in line at the grocery store. I'm going to the bathroom. Let's be real. I'm a little early to pick up my kids from preschool or school. What's the big problem scrolling through Insta or listening to a podcast or reading?"

There's nothing wrong with those things, okay, but there's also an opportunity there that you're not aware of and I'm helping to make you aware of it today. You see, this is where the magic of boredom lies. It's time to stop viewing boredom as a negative thing and it's time to embrace boredom and view it for what it actually is, which is an incredible motivator.

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Resources from this episode:

The Work & Play Cornerstore

BiggerPockets Podcast Ep. 330: How to Ditch Distractions and Get WAY More Done With Cal Newport

Deep Work, by Cal Newport

My Warby Parker glasses