A two-record set had two sides to it. Side 1 and Side 4 were on one record. Then Side 2 and Side 3 on another record. You could play them all in a changer without having to stand up and change them.

But each side could only hold 23 minutes of music on it.

That’s a lot of interruptions to get into a flow.

I know for me, I can get really irritated if I manage a flow state only to be interrupted. So much so, it can ruin the great experience I just had.


Instead, treat interruptions like a record player. Just wait for the record to change and keep listening.