Thursday, June 11, 2009
Lifehack - We’ve all experienced those days when we sat down at our desk with a long list of things to do, and yet somehow hours later we realize that we haven’t done much, aside from checking our emails 5 times, spending hours at Lifehack.org, and instant messaging everyone we know. For those days, when you can’t seem to beat the buzz, the greatest possible way you can ensure productivity is to disconnect from the electronics.
Now I’m not against the use of electronics to aid in productivity, far from. In fact, I probably couldn’t live without my Blackberry. But sometimes a disconnect from electronics all together will allow for a clearer mind, a mind which can become a productivity machine.
Remember paper and pens? Well they’re making a comeback. It turns out that when we disconnect we don’t have to fight our own minds trying to distract us. There is no email on your Moleskine, no instant messenger on your legal pad. No, here all we have is a blank paper waiting for you to create. And there is something liberating about filling a page in a notebook with your own work.