Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything (Hardback)
  • Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything (Hardback)
zoom

Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

It's time to move `doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list

Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.

However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode.

In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Bored and Brilliant will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509841165
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Bored and Brilliant is full of easy steps to make each day more effective and every life more intentional. Manoush's mix of personal stories, neuroscience, and data will convince you that boredom is actually a gift" - Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 

"Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. What's more, the book is crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out - deleting the Two Dots app, for instance, or having a photo-free day, or taking a 'fakecation'" - Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 

"A breezy and engaging book that is a little philosophy and a lot of self-help. This could do for unplugging what Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up did for decluttering." - Booklist 

"In this age of information, Zomorodi's book seems revolutionary, almost subversive. Sprinkled liberally with research and insights from some of the leading minds in technology and futurism, Bored and Brilliant is an important reminder that we are not beholden to our devises." - Bookpage

"If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the technology in your life, Manoush Zomorodi totally gets you." - Tech Times

You may also be interested in...

Atomic Habits
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Life Lessons
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
The Art of Rest
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Healing Is the New High
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Surrounded by Idiots
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Working Hard, Hardly Working
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
It's Not A Diet
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Good Vibes, Good Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Zero Negativity
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback
The Comfort Book
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Body Keeps the Score
Added to basket
The Comfort Book
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Surrounded by Psychopaths
Added to basket
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“A helpful book for those seeking better technological habits.”

I found this book interesting with some useful ideas for ways to improve your relationship with mobile technology. However, it didn't really cover any new ground and was more about using your phone less rather... More

“turn off the screens”

Brilliant read
Turn off the screens and let your brain process in another way...

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 26

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.