To a doer, the inefficiency of these gaps can feel frustrating, so we check our mobiles while we wait, or schedule calls for our commutes. But if we’re comfortable with not-doing, we can take these as opportunities not to do, but to rest.
It feels as though, more and more, the only way to escape this trap is to be somewhere without access to the internet. Either that, or build an incredible practice of discipline and self-restraint to avoid filling every down moment with Twitter, Facebook, Social Media, etc. Both options are equally difficult to achieve, and that's been the most troubling part for me.