Today’s challenge has to do with developing tolerance for boredom. Stimulating boredom away is a bad habit that often gets in the way of deep work. Or deep life, deep relationship, deep anything. So here’s the task:
Make an effort to notice 3 separate occasions during the day when you felt bored. What was your first impulse when boredom presented itself? Give yourself a couple of minutes to inhabit both the boredom and the feeling. Do you feel restless? Panicky? Angry? What does this feeling most remind you of?
This is a very easy exercise that takes no extra time and practically no effort. All you need to do is notice and explore.