I am terrible at being bored.
I fill my days with a constant stream of activities.
Three days ago, I was with my daughter on a beautiful Costa Brava beach. We were on a journey to explore the ruins of an ancient 6BC Iberian town on the cliffs (located on the head of the peninsula in the photo below).
We sat for a moment on the rocks to see if we could see some fish or crabs.
I found my hand reaching for my smartphone.
Here I was in a beautiful place, exploring nature, speaking about the time of Egypt and Carthage and what the people who lived 8000 years ago must have been like – and some part of me wanted to check email, facebook, twitter, foursquare…
I run from being bored. It requires more effort for me to just sit and think, than to read and respond to emails, create busy-ness.
Do you do “bored” well? How?
What are your thoughts?