Finding continuity in a fragmented world is challenging. Deep work can help when you can focus undistracted on a single task, and you concentrate your attention on doing the right things in the right way. But it’s a luxury. Distractions and commitments are waiting behind every corner.
What if we could find continuity in fragmentation? Imagine saving your thinking session like you would suspend your computer. All applications remain open, all files are saved, and you can resume your working session just by waking up your PC by pressing a key.
What’s the analogy with a thinking session? If we grow a habit of using the last minute of a thinking session to summarize the critical thoughts and the open questions, it would be easier to resume thinking where we left it.
It’s a matter of discipline and habits, once again, in my journey. It’s too easy to rush closing work and to jump to the next task. We need to force us to reserve some time to close our thinking applications and saving the open thoughts. That’s the first area where we could improve in our Mental OS (TM).
A valuable thing to try in my next working and thinking session will be to apply this session-saving approach. This article, for instance, it’s a snapshot of a recurring idea I keep on thinking about, and I’ve never had the chance to set in writing. Will it be an effective saved thinking session to resume my train of thought. Let’s discover it in one of the following articles.