I’ve noticed this so much in my newish day job. It’s like I’m a dry sponge with a torrent or water being poured on top - only a small amount can actually sink in. In all things, cramming never works. Our brains need time to percolate to get to the sweet sweet coffee 😂
My favorite tool for articulating what you notice, and building your noticing muscles, is to write haiku. The tight constraints of these short poems really sharpen your ability to see and retain the insights you get from seeing.
My scrolling was interrupted yesterday. Held in a tunnel whilst on the train, unable to refresh my feed. Damn those black spots. I took out a pen and wrote....
Train tunnel blackout,
Interrupting mindless scrolls,
Then light calibrated.
I've noticed the urge to collect and document the things that resonate with me. I took the time to set up a new sketchbook this week. :)
Great advice, thanks Adam 🙏
We can't even sit on the toilet without scrolling through information. It's ridiculous.
Thanks for sharing this, Adam. I needed this reminder.
We do take in so much information from morning to night. I always thought I was a bad meditator because my brain wandered so much, but just having the quiet time to process all the stuff I put in my brain is so helpful!
That ending is hilariously true. 😅