"Lo-fi time, I call it. And it’s about blocking off time for sitting still and letting your mind wander. Or going for walks without necessarily trying to get anywhere. I very rarely take my Macbook to cafes anymore and sometimes I conveniently “forget” my phone at home. Even though most of my own work ends up living digitally, there are plenty of things to do that don’t require a computer."Jack Cheng :: in praise of lo-fi
Another great and challenging post from Jack Cheng... his point being that we need to switch off so we can recharge & get the inspiration we need.
Being disconnected is something I'm not particularly good at... and this challenges me to see how I do what I do differently. I love my commute... and I love the time I spend alone in Starbucks (as well as the time I spend there with friends). Thing is... my iPhone and Twitter tend to be there alongside me... I struggle to disconnect almost as much as I struggle to be still.
The thing is... we need to be still... and we need to dream. Maybe we should leave our phones/iPods etc at home once in a while?
What do you think?