“…[W]e live in a world full of distractions but short on breaks. The time between activities is consumed by other activities—the scrolling, swiping, tapping of managing a never-ending stream of notifications, of things coming at us that need doing. All that stuff means moments of absolutely nothing—of a gap, of an interval, of a beautiful absence—are themselves absent, missing, abolished.”
As I've put down my device more, started reading paper books more, and left what was left of the social media that I did consume, time feels different. And a lot of it is because it's slowing down in ways. I'm taking breaks, I'm not allowing everything that demands my attention to get it, and I'm actively seeking boredom.