These break deepened my recognition than chunks of time away from digital life are critical both to renewal and to work itself. In that spirit, I’ve committed to two rituals going forward. Twice a week — including this morning — I’m spending the first several hours of the day at home, working on projects that require focused attention, with my email and internet turned off. At the end of each work day, I’m going to spend at least a half-hour reading — and savoring — a book. The key to being more fully absorbed is to regularly and fully disconnect. The break deepened my recognition that chunks of time away from digital life are critical both to renewal and to work itself. In that spirit, I’ve committed to two rituals going forward. Twice a week — including this morning — I’m spending the first several hours of the day at home, working on projects that require focused attention, with my email and internet turned off. At the end of each work day, I’m going to spend at least a half-hour reading — and savoring — a book. The key to being more fully absorbed is to regularly and fully disconnect.

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