I was in Michigan this past week, in a secluded venue, with some very high level executives working on a common goal for three and a half days. The days were filled with intense exploration of ideas, gaining insights and shattering prejudices. I was extremely focussed and engaged in what was going on.
The schedule was intense too. Morning sessions, lunch break, afternoon sessions, dinner ….followed by an evening session (and a gathering/decompressing) till midnight each day. During these long sessions, I did find myself recharging by taking 5-10 minutes to myself per day to bring out my iPhone and “be creative”. This “recharging” kept me refreshed and engaged….point is…creativity and fun can hone your attention span for longer than a tired brain.
Here is an image I took in the “eating area” of our facility. Taken and processed in the iPhone.