Coronavirus lockup: still bored? Good – you’re on the verge of a creative explosion | New

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It may sound tedious, but locking out the coronavirus could set off Britain’s most creative period since World War II as people find new ways to keep their hobbies, careers, and relationships alive.

“Boredom is one of our most creative forces,” said Dr. Sandi Mann, a researcher at the University of Central Lancashire, who specializes in understanding the benefits of doing nothing.

“If you ask people to do nothing, to the point of being really bored, they get creative and start thinking in new and productive ways. The lockdown could turn out to be one of the most creative times in the world. “

Mann was speaking as the UK entered the third week of what some might consider pure boredom, with millions confined to

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