We now have all means to be entertained non-stop. One can choose between music on the smartphone, news on the tablet, videos on the laptop etc.
Those technical advances dont mean we have to use them all the time. In our fear of getting bored we constantly try to overcome this feeling by muting that little voice in our head that tells us we are getting bored by using one of our favourite tech-toys.
MAKE SPACE FOR CREATIVITY
Boredom is not as bad as one could think. Imagine, back in the day people didnt have any of those things, many could not even afford to buy the daily newspaper. It consequently means that most of the time people did whatever they did without being disturbed by technology. Boredom creates space for creativity. Your brain starts to come up with its own thoughts and ideas instead of simply receiving information (and lets be honest, usually the information we get is low quality) from another sources.
RESTROOMS WITHOUT TABLETS
I constantly used to have either one of my computers on me. I would go to the restroom with my iPad, listen to music on the iPhone on the way to school/job/gym and basically everywhere or watch some episodes of my favourite TV shows on my MacBook while cooking.
STOP DOING IT! Just imagine how much time and brain capacities you have already waisted on those things without even concentrating on them. Filling up time gaps between events (e.g. time between starting to cook and the eating process) is not productive in any way. Not only you disallow your brain to work to its fullest you also dont focus on the information coming out of the tech-toys which again makes your brain lazy and less receptive for the real good info.
YOUR BRAIN IS A MUSCLE
You must train your brain as all the rest of your body. If you let it absorb information along doing other things your brain will eventually get used to filtrating information to reduce distraction. The result: You could become forgetful, less able to memorize and huffy when you are bored. If you listen to music, read news or the latest posts or watch videos you must do it consciously. Be always focused on what you are doing.
Let your brain do what it was made for!
Cheers and derush
P.S. You will enjoy everything you do even more if you designate exact time and place for it and do only it.