Much has been accomplished in the world when someone just simply sat back and questioned a situation, a problem, someone's reaction, a news story, an historic event, etc. It is through that question that one also finds solutions/plans/benefits.
Let's say someone told you something that really bothered you. You had a moment during the day to think about it. You wondered, "Why did she tell me that?" Then your mind begins to think of all the issues surrounding that person's dilemma. Too stressed, worried, and busy, the person who came to you with the problem doesn't know what to do. But your moment of boredom brought on some solutions, so you approach the person with them. At first, she might be hesitant about what you came up with. But after some time has passed, she just might take your advice.
When we have much on our minds, but are unable to accomplish anything due to any number of factors, it is during downtime that we can better solve problems. Sometimes what we think is a big deal is usually not. There are usually other ways to come up with solutions, but if we don't permit ourselves to be bored sometime, it can take much longer to find answers.
Nicholl McGuire, author of Know your Enemy: The Christian's Critic, When Mothers Cry, Laboring to Love Myself, and other books.