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Kill Switch

Every home and hotel room should have a kill switch to power down all gadgets.

Turning off technology allows you let go of distraction and pursue boredom. Boredom leads to curiosity, which leads to thinking which is the litmus for creativity. You do your best ideation with pen and paper to instead of a screen full of apps.

Handwrite to think. Type to produce.

The problem with the computer is that it’s for consumption and production. We tend to get stuck in the former. We like and swipe and search into an sea of endless, uncurated Google results.

The kill switch exists to sign off from the world and recharge the mental a batteries. Digital diet aside, silence is just a healthy practice. For best results, go off the grid.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.