When we catch ourselves being bored, we often think we are doing something wrong. Perhaps we should be working more, exercising, putting together a grocery list, or doing a task that is useful and productive. However, boredom is often an indication that you are not in the present moment. And if you look underneath it, you can learn what your boredom is telling you.

Another side to boredom is found in its relationship to unquestioned habits (see 2.12). We develop habits that we feed on autopilot with behaviors that may or may not be healthy for us. Then when we find ourselves bored, those habits kick in to distract us. By getting in touch with our boredom, we can short-circuit the temptation to indulge those habits.