Rinaldo Fowler

To maintain focus, don't fill your breaks with garbage.

2021-06-11

When you need to rest during a focused session, take the break with solitude.

Don't read the news. Don't browse social media. Don't listen to a song with lyrics.

I often ignored this rule. When I came back from a garbage break, I struggled to rebuild my understanding of the task.

Eventually I learned to just walk. Drink water. Let my thoughts wander, without giving them something new to focus on.

Take a break, but maintain awareness.