In case you need a little pick-me-up today …
Did you wake up this morning, immediately turn on some kind of technology—your phone, your computer—and get down to work? Me too.
I’ve spent the last few years trying to be far more mindful of slowing down, taking my time, and being present. But sometimes I slip, and these past two weeks have been fast, quick, and over before I knew it.
Life is not a race, and just because we’re busy doesn’t mean we’re being productive or even doing things to our best ability. Here is an article that never fails to remind me of that—and what to do about it:
“Take a look around: everyone is multitasking. We’re doing more than we’ve ever done, attempting to fill every interstitial zone with more work. Every downtown scene is the same: heads tilted downward, faces lost in glowing screens, technology turning people into zombies …”
“Way back in May—my gosh, it’s been literally months!—I mentioned that I’d been busy with not editing. (Boy, has that changed! Yikes!) During that time, I was beginning to climb new mountains. Well, I’ve made it “to the top” of one of those mountains: recording podcasts! The view is gorgeous, and the sense of accomplishment…”
“A job ad that advertises a job that doesn’t pay isn’t worth your time.”
“Maybe the topic was horrible, or the person was. Maybe you messed up the job, or forgot about it entirely. Maybe the hours were inhumane and the demands impossible to predict. Any conscientious editor will encounter a few of these situations if they stay in the profession long enough. In fact, any professional will. Sometimes …”