The simplest of things can often be taken for granted. To put it simply, being in a state of boredom is good for creativity. Boredom can free the mind and allow for the greatest of ideas to rise to the surface. In the age of ipads, iphones etc, it can swallow up your thought processes. Filling the mind full of distractions from the real.
I think for me personally the only time I get to free my mind is when I am driving. This is when I am not distracted but have time to relax and listen to music which allows my mind to float with clarity.