Do you reach for your phone and check in? Do you catch up with everything that you may have missed (on WhatsApp, email, social media) as you slept?
Do you do this even before you have connected with the Divine, your loved ones, yourself?
The magical (and increasingly rare) state of being so engaged in a creative activity or project that you lose track of time is essential for meaningful productivity. Cal Newport calls it Deep Work.
He defines Deep Work as "professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limits."
He also explains that if you spend large portions of your day in a state of fragmented attention (by continuously checking your phone, for example) it can permanently reduce your capacity for concentration.