Technology is GOOD, as we all know, but often times it is the cause for us NOT getting things done. Phones ring (in the office, in the park, in the bathroom), faxes come in, people want to chat with you online. Sometimes I feel like screaming. It is so important that you take time to RELAX to THINK with NO distractions.
Cnet writes The typical office worker is interrupted every three minutes by a phone call, e-mail, instant message or other distraction. The problem is that it takes about eight uninterrupted minutes for our brains to get into a really creative state.
The result, says Carl Honore, journalist and author of “In Praise of Slowness,” is a situation where the digital communications that were supposed to make working lives run more smoothly are actually preventing people from getting critical tasks accomplished.
Honore, who cited the estimate of an interruption every three minutes, acknowledges that he would not part with his laptop or phone. But he adds that “it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. As a society, that’s where we are at the moment.”
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