Most mornings of the last years my mobile was my company while breakfast. I catched up with Twitter, Mails, Quora and other high frequency knowledge boosters. I did the same with most breaks and waiting times throughout the day. The result was an always occupied mind that craved for more information whenever there was some room left. For the most time I loved it.
Since some weeks I try to add more emptiness into my life. Time without new input. Time to stay idle and let the brain do its magic. In the past this was only possible at night when I tried to sleep but my thoughts started to wander. Or while showering. We often experience those moments as inspiring with great input for the rest of the day.
I now catch up while still in bed and let my mobile and laptop in another room while having breakfast. Sometimes I just think about what I am eating, how it feels and taste. It makes a difference I enjoy most food more. I also like to think about what I do this day, week or in general and how happy I am with it. Or what I want to do different. This helps me to focus for the rest of the day and improves my overall happiness. Seldom I try not to think at all. It is hard. And satisfying. It stretches seconds in a way that i feels like minutes or hours. Listening to my sub consciousness and remember those days when I invented my own brain models. Three parts. The biggest that we neither influence nor experience. Ever. A second layer we can listen to if we focus and even influence through certain things but not directly. And the consciousness. Where we feel like we have control. The consciousness is slow compared to the others. That’s also the reason why time feels like flying by when we use it fully. Whatever.
This input break every morning is great.