In Praise of Wasting Time by Alan Lightman

In our society, we’ve become addicted to always being connected, having instantaneous communication, and constantly being entertained by one device or another. This has improved many parts of our lives. But there are consequences. In Praise of Wasting Time presents some of the research both of problems with our constant connection and benefits of wasting time and urges us to just stop on occasion and enjoy life. Take a walk and think. Write in a journal about wherever your mind takes you. Play a mindless game of solitaire while your subconscious mulls over a task. The weird thing is, all evidence points to spending a little bit of “wasted” time will actually improve creativity, happiness, and productivity. I highly recommend reading this book (and putting the ideas into practice). It’s short so you can read it in one or two sittings if you want. It could change your life for the better.

5 (out of 5) Stars

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