Is it a break from distractions to do work? Or a break from work to get distracted?
The former is what happens when we just go with the flow. The latter, on the other hand, requires us to be intentional.
A powerful saying by author Malcolm Muggeridge came to mind as I was thinking about this – “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.”
Maybe living without intention is more existing than living.
HT: Cal’s book on Deep Work. More will follow in the coming weeks on lessons from the book.