Perpetual Motion Machine 2
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I want to never be sedentary for longer than 15-20 minutes. So I take a little movement break every 15-20 minutes.”
“Why the interval?”
“15 is the floor, 20 is the ceiling. So it’s a 5-minute buffer.”
“Does taking breaks so often not take you out of Flow?”
“A sub-skill of Flow is getting into the state as quickly as possible.
It also depends on the activity. Creative Flow – my favorite kind – is both the on and the off. It’s an oscillation. The magic happens during the off, not the on.”