I love bathroom breaks, especially when it’s time to get down to uhm, “serious business”. That’s the only time in my day when I get to mindlessly scroll through Facebook and Quora without feeling guilty.

But this week, as I sat down in my usual cubicle, I started to panic. As part of an experiment, I had a self-imposed ban on my phone during any “in-between moments” of less than 5 minutes. Instead, I had to just sit there and well, do what I had to do.

If you read last week’s post, you’ll know that I started this experiment to try to boost my creativity. Dozens of you emailed me to join in, and today, I want to report back on the results.

I didn’t have any creative breakthroughs to cure cancer or discover the Meaning Of Life, but here are some unexpected benefits which I (and those …