Monday, May 17, 2010

Creativity Tips: Forget Your Phone

This past weekend, I was rushing to get somewhere and left the house without my cell phone. By the time I realized it, I was too far away and running too late to go back.

You know what happened? The world continued to spin. Astonishing, I know. And I'll tell you a secret: My multi-tasking brain breathed a sigh of relief.

Today, give your brain a break. Forget your cell phone. Let your creative cells regenerate in the silence.
All right. I can't resist. My inner old person is coming out:

"When I was young, we didn't have cell phones. We had one phone in the house, it was in the hallway, and you sat there and talked. That's all you did. You sat, you talked, you listened. You paid attention: You didn't walk around the house, picking things up. You didn't check Facebook while your friend was talking. And long-distance calls were special because they were expensive."

Whew. I feel better now. I'll go put on my bifocals and read a book.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Your inner person and mine have many of the same memories! You also had to make those long-distance calls after 7 p.m. since the rates were cheaper!