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You recharge your phone when it runs out of juice. You refill your gas tank when you’re running on empty.
But sometimes, you forget to do the same for your most precious possession: Your body (and the brain that’s inside of it).
Whether you love what you do, are in between jobs, or have a job you hate: You’re working. Living is also a job. A pretty tough one, actually. Just the act of getting up in the morning can be a daunting task. And I’m not even talking about all the responsibilities we have.
So why do you make your life even more challenging by not taking a vacation to recharge? I’m not talking about your weekends that are packed with activities, or holidays where you do more work than relax.
No, that type of “free time” only costs energy. I’m talking about resting with a very specific reason: To recharge your battery so you can get back to living a productive life.
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What part of knowledge workers procrastinates on average? It’s a simple question. But until now, no one provided an answer.
Research has only focused on the procrastination behavior of college students. It doesn’t require much research to answer that question. Students are notorious for procrastinating.
And yet, most scientific studies didn’t do a good job in capturing how many students actually procrastinate. One study estimated that “25 to 75 percent of college students procrastinate on academic work.”
That’s a useless statement. Is it 25% or 75%? That’s a huge difference. Also, scientists often surveyed only a hundred people or less. While research into the consequences of procrastination has been solid, there are no strong results that show how many people actually procrastinate.
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Do you know that feeling of being so busy that time flies with a blink of an eye? We’re so busy with all kinds of things—work, friends, going out, holidays, etc. But being busy is not a good thing at all.
Especially because we waste most of our time on nonsense. We say we’re busy but in reality, we just fill up our lives with crap.
We binge-watch tv shows for days, we go to networking events with weirdoes who try to sell you their services, we spend hours finding new clothes to buy so we can impress people we don’t even like.
We’re busy with bullshit. But until a few years ago, I never got it. When people asked me, “how are you,” my answer was, “busy.”