A Tech Addict Unplugs And Gets Bored

American kids access the Internet and social media through their phones or a parent’s phone every day.
American kids access the Internet and social media through their phones or a parent’s phone every day.

A Tech Addict Unplugs And Gets Bored

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Morning Shift started the week talking to Manoush Zomorodi, author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. Zomorodi had suggestions for how to unplug from the phone and discover how being bored can be a good thing. It can be a chance to think up new ideas, and re-focus. So we put that challenge to someone very attached to her phone. We check in with Morning Shift producer Meha Ahmad about her phone fast, and what creative juices it got moving.