Big idea: take a "Shultz Hour"

A worthy idea from David Leonhardt in his New York Times column today, "Why You'd Benefit From A 'Shultz Hour'" — a weekly hour of reflection, inspired by a former secretary of state.

"When George Shultz was secretary of state in the 1980s, he liked to carve out one hour each week for quiet reflection. He sat down in his office with a pad of paper and pen, closed the door and told his secretary to interrupt him only if one of two people called: 'My wife or the president,' Shultz recalled."