Open Mic Friday! you talk: disruptions

Happy Friday, sweet companions, and welcome to the Open Mic! If you’re new here, on Fridays we get together here for some chat. (Sometimes there’s a guest artist instead.) The topic varies from week to week, but everyone is welcome to participate in the comments.

Bridge fault line

image by Andy Beecroft via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week a friend and I were talking about disruptions to our normal routines. She’s going to be traveling a lot next month, with nearly each week spent in a different city. And I’ve just moved, so I’m finding myself having to reinvent nearly all my daily routines, from washing the dishes to exercising.

It’s occurred to me more than once lately that disruption isn’t always a bad thing. I work extremely well on airplanes, for example, because of the forced focus (and because I’m desperate to occupy my time!); the same can be said of doctors’ waiting rooms. With our move, even though I’m in the city I grew up in, I’ve never lived here as an adult, and that gives me fresh eyes. I was telling my friend that I find that disruptions can decrease the time we have for creative work, but sometimes they make up for it with clarity.

Has this been the case for you too? What kind of disruptions have the worst impact on your work? Are there compensations?

See you in the comments!