[EDIT: sorry, the video isn’t embeddable, follow the link here: vimeo.com/44124657]
i don’t remember who i got this from – this has been on my notepad for a while – so i’m sorry for not crediting.
this video explains a big deal of my work/life philosophy – a lot of “work” advice i get is that being constantly engaged or in a ‘working’/project-mode isn’t healthy, but i think it’s exactly the opposite: if your work is such a drag that extending it into your private is unhealthy, then there’s something wrong with your work.
i love being on as long most waking hours, because i love what i do: working towards a fairer and more sustainable future. of course, there’s ups and downs involved and not every single task is something i love, but i try hard to find something positive in it all and i enjoy the bigger picture.
and of course, breaks are important, but the important part about it is that you need to engage your mind in a different way – and not dull it with some mindless activity.