“Boredom is the gateway to mind-wandering, which helps our brains create those new connections that can solve anything from planning dinner to a breakthrough in combating global warming.” But how often are we bored these days? We always have a handy glow-stick in our pockets to keep ourselves busy whether we’re waiting in the check-out line or stopped at a red light. Notes to Self Podcast host Manoush Zomorodi investigated this topic fully in her book Bored and Brilliant, and then took to her podcast to set up a 7-day challenge, intending to leave us all a little less connected to our computers, and a little more in touch with our boredom. Are you ready?