May I have your attention please?

Fascinating talk by Linda Stone, a former VP at MS and Apple. She discusses the evolution of our technology consumption that results in email apnea and an artificial sense of constant crisis.

I’ve been trying to be better about where I divert my attention and what I allow to distract me. Email is a huge nuisance, but obviously essential to my job. I’ve been surprised how productive I’ve been by not checking it for even an hour at a time.

This video also validates my theory that yoga is a very effective training tool for focusing your attention. I believe that working in the web industry, it’s necessary to frequently disconnect to save your sanity.