How to Reduce Digital Distractions: Advice from Medieval Monks

Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating.

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Close up on stone statue face with lichen growing
04/26/2019
Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. And concentration was their lifelong work! Their tech was obviously different from ours. But their anxiety about distraction was not. They... read more
Close up on stone statue face with lichen growing
04/26/2019
Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. And concentration was their lifelong work! Their tech was obviously different from ours. But their anxiety about distraction was not. They... read more