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AOTD: Is Productivity Killing Your Creativity?

Money quote:

I’m convinced that my iPhone was the root of my creativity issues. Life is full of ‘waiting time’ – waiting for the subway, waiting to see your doctor, waiting in the elevator, waiting in line at airport/grocery store/coffee shop, and waiting at the bar to meet your friends. Pre-iPhone I would spend this waiting time pondering anything that was troubling me.

It’s this idea of “wasted” time that plagues me. I feel I must constantly be multi-tasking so the only time I do any deep thinking is in the shower. My commute used to be full of thinking, no longer – my NNW feed awaits.

1 thought on “AOTD: Is Productivity Killing Your Creativity?”

  1. I feel the same way. I have a 1 hour commute back and forth to work. I used to do a lot of thinking during that time. Nowadays, I've always got a podcast going. It's not necessarily wasted time, but it's not working on problems specific to me.

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