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Why a Digital Detox Won't Solve All Your Problems

Have a creative block at work? Don't torture yourself with an unrealistic technology cleanse.

Ah, the digital detox, that supposed cure for technology overload. Here’s what we have to say to that: hard pass. 

All the pings and buzzes of the office do make it really difficult to get anything done—let alone our best, most creative work. But the solution is not to completely forgo contact with the rest of the working world. For most of us, disconnecting is unrealistic. Plus, technology has many benefits. There's no reason to torture yourself if you don't have to.

And you don't have to! There are ways to overcome creativity blocks at work that don't involve an off-the-grid hermit lifestyle. Francesca and Rebecca discuss how to do their best, most creative work in a working world that makes it hard to take the time to do deep thinking. Instead of a detox, their guest Manoush Zomorodi, author of the book “Bored and Brilliant,” offers moderate and realistic solutions to get the creative juices flowing. 

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