If computers need to be turned off, rebooted or reset from time to time to clear out the junk, then it shouldn’t Surprise us that our husmanbrains need the same. Yet taking a break and clearing our heads appears to make us weak in 21st Century society.
I must be weak then. I’m not afraid to admit it. I am engaged in meaningful activities today. I had lunch with my daughter at her work, I wrote a reference letter for a colleague, and I’m going to write a letter to my son serving in Afghanistan after this. But I am giving myself some time to let all my work priorities sort themselves out in the background.
This is actually a very efficient way to work. Computers do it all the time. And think about it. When your system is feeling clunky you often go clean out the cache memory. And do you know what cache means? If comes from the French verb