Monday, April 23, 2007

Running on empty?

This is the time when many of us are at the peak period of the year and end up starting to feel burned out. How to recharge? Adrian Savage writes in about the need to re-energize and reconnect with the reason you're doing something in the first place:

Every flame needs fuel, and your flame of creativity and joy is no exception. Thanks to the Puritan Work Ethic, many people are obsessed with working and studiously avoid allowing themselves sufficient time for pleasure. They’re too busy toiling and striving to lighten up and enjoy their world. Fun isn’t bad for you. Doing something for no other reason that because it feels good won’t undermine your moral fiber. Imagine trying to live by eating nothing but broccoli at every meal. However good it may be, a diet of nothing else would kill you. Every human being needs variety in their life as much as in their diet. Have a little fun. Go wild, once in a while. Goof off. Try something new. You won’t be struck down by a thunderbolt from heaven for that.

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Link to Adrian Savage's Slow Leadership

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