Take time to be bored

Experts say our brains need boredom so we can process thoughts and be creative. I think they're right. I've noticed that my best ideas always bubble up when the outside world fails in its primary job of frightening, wounding or entertaining me - "Dilbert's" Scott Adams

The quote above is from the free preview of David Barne's IdeaFestival 2011 presentation on innovation. I've just been thinking a lot lately about it.