“Admit it: you probably spend an inordinate amount of time chipping away at your inbox – rather than facing the more challenging work of writing, or designing, or planning – because it’s easy to feel productive (and needed) as you shoot off a few quick replies and see your unread message count drop.

We choose to willingly delay starting major projects, or interrupt ourselves in the midst of those precious moments of creative flow, to check up on social media. We let the intoxication of an instant stream of likes and favourites take precedence over the act of going into ourselves to create the work that truly matters.”

Ik las een korte versie van het essay ‘Now or Never: The Dangers of Instant Gratification’ van Jocelyn K. Glei in Offscreen.

Op haar blog meer over productiviteit in het tijdperk van constante afleiding.