When you go analog, even if only temporarily, you might rediscover the doodler from high school and college was pretty productive too.
Though there are many schools of thought on going analog vs. digital in today's marketplace. When getting my shins scraped and cutting my design chops, a wise man once reached in front of me, turned off my monitor, and threw color pencils and a pad at me. Though in the moment I thought my life line had been severed, my eyes were opened to what my process now can't do without.
Though I'm probably the most guilty of having 15+ tabs open at any given moment, I find that starting a design project plugged in, kills my creativity and ultimately makes for a longer more tedious process. I love the feeling of getting paper dirty and the freeing feeling of a dry erase board when I kick off a design project.
Whether your building the next Mona Lisa, building a presentation for work, or crafting your daughters science fair project, the next time you are presented with an opportunity, ditch the smartphone, mouse, trackpad, or Wacom, and pickup the nearest no. 2 and a napkin. When you go analog, even if only temporarily, you might rediscover the doodler from high school and college was pretty productive too.