With all the notifications, or symbols close to the apps telling you something arrived, or a number pointing to the number of unread messages, all with the purpose of capturing your attention. You feel overwhelmed and important enough to spend your time looking at what’s new. What about your thoughts?
Do you sense the gradual loss of the ability of being alone with your thoughts? Some people call it daydreaming. While others see you as distracted, you’re merely alone with your thoughts, and a study as shown a positive relation between daydreaming with fluid intelligence and creativity.
If you begin to reduce your digital life to what is essential, you’ll have more time to be alone with your thoughts and let the creative flow of mind wandering to help you solve problems and find new connections and patterns which can lead to innovation.