I’m not turning into some sort of crazy management tosser, but this HBR article about getting offline really resonated with me and I have defaulted to picking up a book when I am bored, rather than mindlessly staring at stuff on the computer.
I’ve been reading, spending a good deal of my down-time with my head in the kindle1 (that doesn’t quite work, does it?), re-reading the alphabet mysteries2 .
It has been pretty marvellous, though somewhat frustrating at some points, where I’m all like, “hang on, it didn’t happen at all like that“. But honestly, I don’t think I’ve read any series where the events in one book have not completely contradicted events which came before (really, some editors should be ashamed).
I’ve felt particularly indulgent, lazing about on the couch, moving very little – it has been wonderful. Why it feels more indulgent than lazing about in front of the computer, I am not sure – perhaps it is the horizontal v the vertical.
Am currently at Q, so should be back to my usual state of mindless, vertical sloth in the not-too-distant future.
1 Thanks! P1rates!
2 Totally inspired by this excellent person