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Einstein on the only productivity tip you’ll ever need to know — Quartz at Work
A study conducted at the University of Virginia discovered that participants would rather subject themselves to electric shocks than be left alone with their thoughts.

“I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.”

From his youth, Einstein had a habit of spending a lot of time away from his friends, family, and work, to do nothing but think.

He would regularly go for long walks, wander off to quiet cabins in the mountains, play his violin, or sail the seas with his wooden boat to find serenity.

It was during these moments of solitude that Einstein would discover ingenious solutions to difficult problems:

“He would often play his violin in his kitchen late at night, improvising melodies while he pondered complicated problems. Then, suddenly in the middle of playing, he would announce excitedly, I’ve got it!”

Ironically, Einstein often lamented about the distractions of communication devices his discoveries later created.

In a letter to his friend, he wrote, “How conducive to thinking and working the long sea voyage is—a paradisaical state without correspondence, visits, meetings, and other inventions of the devil!”
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Bullet Journal: One Book to Rule Them All
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