Sunday, July 27, 2014

I need a Central Park.

All the time your hear people talking about a good work-life balance. How exactly do you achieve that work-life balance? The more I focus on one part of my life the more another is neglected. This past week I re-listened to Start by Jon Acuff. It is such a great book. In his book Jon gives great advice on this topic. One of the things that he talks about is how he took a vacation and didn't do what he normally does on vacation, like reading self-help books and coming up with new ideas. This vacation he read non-fiction books, and built sandcastles with his kids. He came home full of life. When telling his friend about how great it was, his friend ask "How do you do this next week?".  Essentially, how do you take a break from all the demands and enjoy life without being on vacation? His friend Al Andrews told him, "You need to build your own Central Park". What a great analogy. New York City has a massive park in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the city. A place where people can go to get away. That is what we need in our own lives, 10-15-30 minutes, each day that is dedicated to enjoying life and not accomplishing tasks. Time to just enjoy being alive. 

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