Squirk's Overseas Experience

The tales of one Kiwi returning to Mother Britain and exploring the Big Wide World... without being eaten by a shark.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Is it too early for New Year's Resolutions?

I've been home for two days and spent most of that time Not Writing. I've noticed that I haven't been in the mental state called flow very much, and I've not really started appreciating my newfound freedom. (I have, however, read a lot of interesting-but-useless material on the internet.)

I think the main reason for this pattern of reading instead of doing is that I've lapsed into the problem of Continuous Partial Attention. I don't want to miss anything, so I never concentrate on anything too in-depth.

Tomorrow, I'm not going to check my e-mail, or my blog monitor, or even my cellphone — except at specific times of the day. Break times, if you will.

You'll know it worked if there's more to read here this time tomorrow.


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