We often fall for the illusion that idleness is unproductive and worthless. As quickly as possible we patch the hole of seemingly lost life time with activity to stop this assumed unproductivity.
However, there is special magic in boredom and unoccupied times. Sensing this magic is not always comfortable but nevertheless more necessary than one might think. As stated by neuroscientists: Boredom stimulates creativity, rethinking and a change of perspective. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC) already claimed that “idleness is sweet”.
Boring? People who can, from time to time, abandon themselves to idleness can utilize their own personal treasure of resources – that’s the spirit of Power-Facilitation.