How often do you find yourself mindlessly swiping, tapping, and typing on your cellphone? While we’re all guilty of filling moments with these distractions, they may be killing concentration and thought. Jay Fields explains how a few small tech changes saved his creative brain power.
I listen to audio books while I work out. I’ve been known to leave earworms ‘Rapid Italian’ on while trying to go to sleep. I read books on trains. I answer emails while eating dinner. I clear out my Google Reader while watching TV with my wife. I wanted to learn Ruby and Blackjack perfect strategy, so I wrote a perfect strategy simulator in Ruby. I’m a multi-tasking machine. I am the worlds most productive man, or so I liked to pretend. [read]