"Both science and history tell us that getting your daily routine right is essential for success," writes Jessica Stillman for Inc. Yet, while having a schedule of healthy habits is good for us, science also notes that having "non-time" in one's day is also vital. According to Inc., author Steven Kotler describes "non-time" as a "fancy word for quiet alone time when you are insulated from the world's noises and demands." When we're occupied with details and logistics, our left brain gets activated, blocking out the bigger picture. Carving out space for "non-time" can profoundly affect our thinking and creativity. Of course, proponents of these stretches of unstructured time - many put Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein in this category - also pour sheer hard work to bring their ideas to fruition. "Non-time" alone doesn't make things happen, but it can create the conditions for creativity to flow.

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