In a world that values doing, it takes strength to practice non-doing. This is the discipline of restraint.
What it feels like we are not getting the result we want despite our efforts, our default response is typically to do more and push harder. Here’s a different approach.
Rest is often considered a luxury afforded those who have finished their work. It’s time to view rest as a necessity, and to place a value on this skill.
The misconception about “deep work” is that it always involves an act of creating. If you believe this, you’re missing the point about what your most important work actually is.
When we speak about our vision, most people are focused on what they want to do or create. But there’s another part that comes first.
[spacer]It was 11:25 am today when I sat down to write Morning Pages, the long-hand free writing exercise I have been doing almost every morning since August. Pen to paper, and suddenly… Wow. Where does the time go? Where does it go? I was out of bed by 6:05 am today. I got dressed for […]