059: Creativity Pt. 2 | Slow Down
Brian Rutenberg, reducing distractions, group-written reports, and giving it all a rest
Boredom is jet fuel for creativity
—Brian Rutenberg, Clear Seeing Place
It started toward the end of last summer. At first, it seemed like a mild tic: I started doing a quick half-skip as I stepped out of the door of my house. It felt a bit playful and, at the time, I thought, oh, this is because I’m happy that I’m not socially distancing anymore.
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Then, it turned into a half-skip/half jump. It was just a stylized way to take the two and a half steps between my door and the driveway in one go.
Then it became a half-skip/half-jump/short jog. Every time I left the house I did this, and I did it whether I was wearing three inch heels, on my way out, or flip-flops on my way to put something on the clothesline, or my running shoes on my way to . . . actually go jogging.
At some point I realized this was not just a quirky way to exit my ho…
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