Have Your Dessert First
We have come to accept the notion that we must save the best for last. We are conditioned to think that we must get all our work done before we can give ourselves permission to relax or have a good time. It is as if relaxing has become the reward for hard work.
Relaxing often seems unavailable to us until…until we’ve got it all done. But the unfortunate truth is the “inbox of life” is never empty and “everything else” is never done. There is no law that says we have to wait until we’ve earned the right to relax.
Switch it up. Try relaxing just because you can. Experience a replenishing break from your work routine.
Contribute to the conversation.
Last week we asked – Why do we value relaxation less than we value productivity: we are addicted to accomplishing tasks; we perceive ourselves as lazy if we are not producing results; we attach our self-worth to getting things done; we believe that downtime is a reward for a job well done?
The majority of you responded “we attach our self-worth to getting things done” at 57% (next highest rated option was “we believe that downtime is a reward for a job well done” at 25%.)
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