Be a limited human being.

In order for you to know your real potential as a designer or a business-person, you need to know your limitations. Constraints are a natural part of everything, technology and personality alike. By choosing to honor your limitations you’ll find that the time you offer to your work, or your family, or your relationships is substantially more potent.

Turn off your phone when you get home. Off. Don't just put it on the counter. Turn it off for a few hours at least each day. Why? So that you’re not always available to others. Be available to yourself. Be available to your family. Then at 8am when you turn your phone back on, you can be fully available and totally present.

Do something analog. I throw pottery, or take long walks. Do something the digital space has no hold on and give your binary brain a break. Play music loud. Drink with your friends and talk about space travel. Do anything but be digital dorks for a few minutes.

Dive Deeper

If you want to know more about the Pastry Box Project, you can read about the genesis (and goals) of the project.

Swim In The Stream

A stream of all the thoughts published on the Pastry Box Project is available. Keep it open somewhere, and lose yourself in it whenever you feel like it.

Meet Your Host

There are not only pieces of software talking to each other behind this website. There is a human, too. The Pastry Box is brought to you by Alex Duloz.

Stay Tuned

You can follow @thepastrybox on Twitter. For direct inquiries, get in touch with @alexduloz.