Day 13

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas
BY Manoush Zomorodi

Duration: 16 min.


  • 0': How she got her best ideas when bored.

  • 3': How it works in your brain.

  • 5'45: How to break the vicious cycle.

  • 10'32: The results of the creativity week

About the Speaker:

Manoush Zomorodi is a podcast host, author, and relentless examiner of the modern human condition. As host of Note to Self, the podcast from WNYC Studios, she unpacks the forces shaping our accelerating world and guides listeners through its challenges. Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self is based on her 2015 interactive project with tens of thousands of listeners. It empowers the reader to transform their digital anxiety into self-knowledge, autonomy, and action.