We’ve all got it. Sometimes it’s just buried beneath a bunch of things like procrastination, worry, self doubt, and fear of trying new things. We can all do what brings us joy. Sometimes we just need a bit of rest in between, the right people around to help us, and a process to remind us we can do the things!
Even when I make the “good” choice, to write a blog early, to go to bed before midnight, to turn my phone to flight mode when spending time with people, I can ease myself out of this behavior far too easily. I do the thing for a certain amount of time, get into a groove, and then creep back to my phone or to play video games late or think I’ve done enough writing and take a break.
This “break” to watch one YouTube video, or watch one game of football, or noodle around on the guitar, or to stretch can easily balloon out. Five minutes becomes ten short bursts of five minutes and in no time I’ve lost my train of thought.
Balance. It’s about finding and maintaining balance. Doing things is good! Productivity is good! Rest is good! So is working as a team to get something done. The right stuff sometimes is having the courage to ask for help and to learn. It can be a difficult thing to find inside ourselves.
But it exists. We have it, and can find and engage with it when we need to.
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