We don’t have a body, we are a body. Make you process hands-on.

Even if your work happens in front of the screen, outsource elements to the physical.

Draw, doodle, outline, strike-through.

Paper is for thinking, screens are for executing. 1

Have fun. Go wild.

Austin Kleon has two tables in his office: One for analog work. Stacks of paper, markers, pens, scissors, glue sticks. One for digital work: Keyboard, mouse and screen.

This mental division is helpful. When you’re exhausted by digital work, play at the analog table. Then get back to the keyboard to type out your ideas.


Use your hands


  1. This distinction is inspired by Evan Travers: Reflection and Recall