There aren’t many upsides to boredom. But it is giving you an important clue necessary for you
to be your best.
For months, COVID-19 has disrupted lives across the country. Unless you’ve been deemed an
“essential worker” or have an ongoing remote job, you’ve likely spent a lot of time at home
trying to fill your time. The bread has been baked. The jigsaw puzzles have been assembled. The
nightly Zoom calls have gotten old. And you’ve binged everything halfway decent on Netflix.
And now you’re bored.
If that’s the case, you’re not alone. A Gallup poll taken the week of April 27 found that more
than four in 10 people (41%) in the U.S. are experiencing boredom a lot of the day during the