The Jewel of Boredom

Surely we cannot spend the rest of our lives bored, but some of it would be good for our health in my opinion.

The peaceful layer of snow.

I am sure nobody will read this blog post. Boredom being a jewel? Come on, nobody will ever get past the title. It is so against our modern life-style. Thus I can write in peace, for myself, it really takes the pressure off. Even the very writing of this blog post will be boring – definitely something to look forward to. I need boredom in my life right now.

I was wondering what people were doing in the evenings and on Sundays in days before TV, before newspapers, internet, smart phones and the Bible being the only book in the house. Surely they could gossip, read the Bible or tell each other fairy tales. But not all the time. In my opinion, there was also time, when they were idle. And something tells me that idle time is good for relaxation of our brain. That is probably why walks help my brain. The legs walk, but the brain is idle. It is a commonly recognized fact that today we have an information  overload, which makes us tired, lowers our concentration etc. How about some jewel of boredom?

Boredom also means that nothing tragic has happened, that we have no health problem etc. Isn’t that wonderful? I definitely like boredom as opposed to anxiety. It feels so soothing. But I am afraid I am the only person I know who thinks that way. Everybody else prefers to be occupied with something at all times. I even heard from a friend: “Sleeping is boring.” My reply was: “Well, then, boredom is good for your health.”

Surely we cannot spend the rest of our lives bored, but some of it would be good for our health in my opinion. After all, there is an increased population of hundred-year-olds in rural areas, where there are a lot less stimuli than in a city.

 

Take care,

Helena Smole, author of:

– a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships

Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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