Being bored all afternoon isn't helpful, but being bored for long enough to be guided by our solitude is helpful.
I turned solitude into an either or. Either I create lots of solitude each day, or I have none at all. We do this often. Either I meditate 15 minutes a day, or I skip it. Either I have "enough" time for my workout, or why bother? Either I stretch
In today's attention economy, we must intentionally cultivate quantums or at least pockets of time where there are no opinions or inputs, just solitude.