Another Netflix episode? Or an hour spent journaling.

Another ten minutes on Instagram? Or time spent doing nothing.

No phone. No input. Simply being. 

Many have written about the power of turning off and physically removing sources of input (i.e., the cellphone).

It is a phenomenal brain charge and a healthy thing to do regularly.

In the material world, when wondering whether to keep or give away a sweater, Marie Kondo asks Does this bring joy?

The same question applies to media and the internet.

Disconnecting creates brain space.

The empty space allows for stillness which counterintuitively floods the brain with creativity.

The effect is similar to taking a cold shower.

Turning on airplane mode and hiding the phone creates space for eureka moments.