Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems.
Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists say when we get bored we go into default mode, which is when our brain gets really busy. Once you start daydreaming, you start thinking beyond the conscious into the world of the subconscious.
Learn to love being bored as author and journalist, Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.