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
No future moment is guaranteed, we only have this moment, and this one, and this one...
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.