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After initial learning, some jobs turn into keeping all the nuts and bolts tightened. Blah. Feeling mentally restrained, my mind battled to wander into creative flow as duty called it away and the hands on the clock went by slower and slower. r
Through the years, I’ve learned much about myself by journaling. There’s something about writing down our thoughts that helps make sense of the jumble of our minds. I recently wrote about how to keep learning in order to conquer fear, but I think there’s another angle to the story that I’d like to explore. What if, instead of constantly pushing to keep up-to-date with everything, we focused on doing less and less? r
I’m not getting much sleep at the moment.
I’m up until midnight most nights, even beyond, and sometimes I wake up at 4am in the morning with my mind buzzing and energised.
I’m also the busiest I have even been in my life.
Tired? Exhausted? Stressed? Anxious?
None of the above.
I can’t help but jump from my bed when I wake in the middle of the night and get to my computer and press the ‘on’ button. I sit there waiting eagerly in the darkness for the bright white glow of the screen to light up my face. r
Here’s something you don’t hear every day, right? Which is why you’re probably wondering if I’m for real, or just saying this to get your attention. Actually, it’s a little of both.
You know just as well as I do that failure is nothing to be happy about, especially the minute it happens. Even when it’s something seemingly unimportant like your ice cream falling to the ground, it still doesn’t make you happy. And what about the biggies like losing your job or ending a long-term relationship. r
So that brilliant new idea that washed over you in a hot rush of genius? It didn’t feel so hot once you put in a few hours. That big assignment that you fueled with caffeine and shook your finger at pointedly? It paid no mind to your stern threats of completion. You’re left sitting at your desk (your couch) with a cold keyboard, a warm remote, and a stomach full of gummy bears. r