Updated: Apr 29
I’m currently reading Tim Ferris’ ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ and I highlighted this...
It’s important to disconnect so we can pursue what drives us.
There were times when I would come home from work, and before long i’d be pulling up the journals that I’d been reading earlier that day long into the evening. Journal reading shortly became watching lectures on YouTube, which then led to note taking, highlighting, summarising and eventually burnout. It was exhausting trying to keep up with the pressure that I was putting on myself when I'd only just started.
It was hard to switch my mind from ‘work-mode’ to 'personal time'. Tim illustrates this point in his book by saying: ‘Our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity’.
The misconception some people make is that they believe more time equals more self-worth and more reinforcement from those above and around them.
Instead, we should focus on being productive instead of busy.
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