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Are you bored? Good. Here’s why…

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Experts say we’re losing the art and benefits of boredom.

Clinical psychologist Linda Blair told Ross and John that the digital era meant we’re not enjoying enough downtime, and it’s making us less productive.

“Your mind kicks into high gear (when bored),” Ms Blair said.

“It also happens when you’re tired or when proud — so either way, when you’re in a relaxed state. You’re more likely to take a chance – that is, get creative.”

She said “children are over-subscribed, and weren’t being taught the power of doing nothing.

“They never have time to do nothing, and then they feel kind of bad when they have downtime.”

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