I don’t normally do posts like this, the ones that are vulnerable or thought provoking, because it’s not really me. I’m definitely not a writer, so this space has always been more visual. But my friend Liz, shared this article with me today about the glorification of busy in our industry, written by Andrew Dumont. So I’m just going to tell you to go read it.
I’m not going to say much, other than he’s so right. I continually find myself working just to work, just ask my husband who often reminds me to just take breaks. I always feel there is something that needs to get done or there is something I could be doing better because someone else is working harder, but like Andrew says “…our bodies can only handle so much heads-down production. It’s the law of diminishing returns, and it’s very real. It’s something that downing a few more cans of RedBull can’t solve. Trust me, I’ve tired.”
“Let’s stop glorifying over-work, and start congratulating smart work. The truly brilliant people in the world are those that elegantly balance a heavy-workload and the rest of their life. They’re also the most satisfied.” – Andrew Dumont