Excerpt: For many clients in addiction recovery, the experience of boredom will surface. Boredom, if not taken seriously, is a fast track to relapse.
When we remove elements of our life that we no longer have interest in (i.e. drugs, alcohol, people, places, and things) we are left with “empty space” — and many of us, not skillful with the use of our time, will call that empty space boredom.
A larger truth is that the empty space is a luxury — it’s a gift — and if we can start to see it this way, our lives have potential to dramatically change.