boredom is a precursor state to thinking and imagination, so don’t be so quick to push it away.
The Uses Of Cultivated Boredom: Waiting Without Media
That’s so true. But that’s no boredom. That’s emptiness — it’s like taking a walk without earbuds isolating you from the world around you (and music filling your head). It’s like waking up without turning on the radio, Mail, Twitter or, the mother of all evil, the TV — that’s making oneself available.