You know, I always thought I should divide work and play, but why? Here comes a brain dump.
How can something be work to someone and play to someone else?
I listened to a lecture by Alan Watts, and he helped me contemplate how we distinguish work and play because one is supposed to be “moving on and productive” while the other is “pleasurable and not productive.”
I came up with is a few months ago: “Work and fun are already one.” Our minds are tuned to categorize and separate, but that’s not natural. We really don’t HAVE TO do anything. We do what comes natural to us.
It’s the whole right way versus long way to live. How do we know? We know that there are destructive and constructive ways, but we do blur that distinction.
What would you do if money was no concern? DO THAT! There is a reason we are called human beings. Not human thinkings or human doings. We BE.
If you can merge work and play in everything you do, no matter what you do, understanding should come natural and you should not struggle.
Why struggle? Why distinguish work and play at all?
Jeff Olson says we are digging our graves with our teeth every day.
You know, there a lot of truth to that statement. Every single day, you are making choices that compounded over time can lead to disastrous consequences. The results of these choices are nearly invisible because they are the most mundane, insignificant choices you make every single day. By the time they arrive, you are IN IT.
The best association with taking of yourself physically, is the other end of the spectrum; taking care of yourself mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
Healthy food is to the body as positive thoughts are too the mind
What are you watching, reading, and surrounding yourself with every day? Positive people? Mentors? Books? Television? Computer (Yep. Look at me tumbling on Tumblr). Watch what you say, do, listen to, and focus on every day just as you monitor what you eat. Celebration and fun to reward yourself is very healthy once in awhile. A cookie here, ice cream there, and other foods.
I read the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and if has really guided me in thinking about every day choices and how each day you are either hindering or helping your personal growth areas by what you do.
Learn meta leadership. Just as meta cognition is thinking about thinking, meta leadership is leadership about self-leadership. Lead yourself well. Personally growing every day toward your goals and purposes is the best investment you can every make for yourself.
The price of freedom is not free. The price you pay is the never-ending challenge of self-leadership.
We make ourselves or break ourselves with our own thinking. What will you do today that will feed your mind in a healthy way?
I know I am! Eek!
Everyone has their own happy dance. It’s fun discovering them. There is nothing like one that has so much happiness and energy that he or she can’t hold it inside!
Achievement Hunter Fails 100th Episode Special
Yep, you have fun failing at playing games. If you’re going to do something wrong, you can at least enjoy doing it wrong and have fun.
Thank you, Bungie.