If you’re tempted to work on your commute, drop the smartphone and pick up a pen, instead. If you need a report that needs word processing, write the first couple of paragraphs on paper and you’ll notice how much better you can focus. It engages the creative side of your brain, firing extra neurons and creating more pathways for you to use. Even if you throw it away, it’s better for your day than drafting 10 emails on your smartphone. Nothing can replicate the beauty of holding a pen and slowly gliding down on a piece of paper. It just feels good in your hand.