Monday, March 16, 2020

Solution to iPhone addiction? (video)

Manoush Zomorodi (, 9/4/18); Ashley Wells, Crystal Q. (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Creativity
Bored and Brilliant (Manoush Zomorodi)
Author and TED Radio Hour Host Manoush Zomorodi has written a few good books. This is her best. It’s time to move “Do nothing” to the top of your to-do list.

In 2015 the creator of public radio station WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show "Note to Self" led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their iPhones and high-tech devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives.

I can't put it down! Social media feeds me poop.
Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in the new digital ecosystem.

Zomorodi explains the connection between boredom and creativity/original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without completely abandoning these addictive, dopamine-producing, self-spying gadgets in the process.

Porno, gaming… I don't have a problem.
Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering”―what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all―she includes practical steps to take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance our ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on.

REVIEWS: "Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative.

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"What’s more, the book is crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out―deleting the Two Dots app, for instance, or having a photo-free day, or taking a 'fakecation'."
―Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project

"Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush’s mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift."
―Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better

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