January 16, 2017

How I Got My Attention Back

An excellent post from Craig Mod about the current battle for our attention and regaining some while still staying connected. I’m increasingly on the side of limiting social media and internet access in order to nurture attention and focus, so this article really resonated with me.

I particularly like his points about the internet going off before bed and not returning until after lunch. While I’ve been able to mostly stick to the bedtime routine (replacing the internet/TV with reading), breaking that habit of checking my email in the morning and getting sucked into the internet feels significantly harder. Especially with morning work meetings.

I’ve just started using Calendly, though, so maybe I can move towards afternoon-only meetings on specific days and block out the rest for more focused, meaningful work.