Getting work done away from work

I noticed that when I was away from the lab, I was getting an enormous amount of work done. Not the same kind of work as when I’m at NYU — different work.

I think the everyday environment of an office or lab encourages a certain kind of productivity, but discourages other kinds. Once you are away from the every day regime, you find yourself thinking differently. That different way of thinking can be channeled.

This last week, traveling around, I ended up creating things that I don’t think I would have had the bandwidth to create if I were in my every day routine. It was all very satisfying.

Maybe I should travel more. :-)

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