For writers, business leaders, designers, developers, and anyone else who works primarily with their mind, taking time out to just think is so vital. No doubt, if you’re reading this, you know what I mean. And so Jacob Gorban’s post isn’t exactly a revelation. But it’s better than that. Because Jacob is actually doing it. He’s actually taking time out to think.

In the past 9 months since going full time with this site, taking time out of my week and/or day to be away from the computer and the RSS feeds and the hustle and bustle of the Internet has been one of the most difficult and yet important disciplines of my job. Like Jacob, I also try to take time out on Mondays.

It’s easy to forget that, as a writer, you don’t have to have your fingers on the keyboard to be doing your job. Sometimes your best work is only realized when you are away from the very place where that work will later be put onto the page.

Thinking Time