A mind for numbers

Selected quotes from A Mind For Numbers

General Diffuse-Mode Activators Go to the gym Play a sport like soccer or basketball Jog, walk, or swim Dance Go for a drive (or tag along for the ride) Draw or paint Take a bath or shower Listen to music, especially without words Play songs you know well on a musical instrument Meditate or pray Sleep (the ultimate diffuse mode!)   The following diffuse-mode activators are best used briefly, as rewards. (These activities may pull you into a more focused mode than the preceding activities.) Play video games Surf the web Talk to friends Volunteer to help someone with a simple task Read a relaxing book Text friends Go to a movie or play Television (dropping a remote if you fall asleep doesn’t count)