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If You Want To Be Brilliant, You’ve Got To Let Yourself Be Bored

If you want to be brilliant, you’ve got to let yourself be bored. “Boredom” and “brilliance” are two words that normally don’t go together, but there’s a strong argument that embracing those seemingly dull moments in our lives can spark creativity. Morning Shift gets tips from Manoush Zomorodi, author of the new book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, on the importance of putting aside our digital devices and letting our minds wander.

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