As you all know, most people spend their waking hours in
what is known as beta state. In this state, one reacts to
each external stimuli and finds it difficult to maintain
concentration on one task.
In contrast, those experienced with meditation (actually
concentration --- one-pointed focus) have been shown to
spend this meditation period in a different brain state
known as alpha.
Several devices are available to encourage the alpha state
--- mind-altering substances, baroque music, 30 minutes of
continuous movement, etc.
As much as I enjoy writing Perl programs, I often find myself
in beta state at work --- I am jumpy, unable to maintain
concentration ,browsing Perlmonks instead of working ,etc.
I woud like to know what you gentle-people use as your
means on maintaining an unbroken focus on your Perl