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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Twenty-Seven. Distracted by Distractions

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The blank page. The empty canvas. The vacant screen. Some people find the moment before creativity so unbearable that they quit. Rather than endure the uncertainty of making something new, they look at their phones. And that’s just one of many things vying for our attention. Unable to take it all in, we split our attention into small fragments to handle everything that is coming our way.

Worried what we might miss, we continually search, scour, and scan. We check our devices nonstop, never turning them off. Linda Stone calls this “continuous partial attention,” and it leads to worry and an artificial ...

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