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Alan Watts Has This Quote Where He Says
we can become so consumed with trying to improve our lives that we all together forget to live them. Is there a way that people can learn to let go of this compulsion a little bit that that’s a really good question . I think my my second book implicitly answers some of that um and explicitly some of it as well. But the implicit part is there’s an increased emphasis on social ties and so for me. I snap out of the improvement slash productivity trap to the degree that I’m able when I’m playing with my family let’s say when we’re joking when we’re sitting around a meal time together when when there’s peace there and we can joke and play and I’m trying as particularly as I’m trying to regain my health.
Im Trying To Really Rekindle That Capacity.
to play and enjoy the moment even if I’m not doing something productive in and that that’s a very difficult balance to attain optimally. Like any optimal balance is difficult to attain um you know it isn’t obvious to me how much of I have no idea the the multiple sources of my health troubles. I was diagnosed this month with severe sleep central sleep apnea and so that was a great relief because I have a machine now so I breathe properly. I was waking up 25 times an hour.
Apparently My Sleep Was So I Was
getting no restorative sleep and so that was one contrib major contributor and since I’ve been breathing at night. I’ve actually been feeling quite a bit better unsurprisingly, but I’ve been scouring my conscience to determine if you have an undiagnosed illness, especially if it’s severe. It’s very likely that you’re going. To tear yourself apart looking for what you did wrong to have this arise and you know I think that it so I’ve been considering did I take on too much responsibility Did I work too much Et cetera et cetera. I don’t know the answer to that yet, But what I do know is that since I’ve been trying to regain my health.
Ive Been Doing A Lot Of Walking And
that’s been really good and I’m not working while I’m walking. I’m walking and I’ve been working out more and I’ve been playing more and I’ve been dancing more and that’s all useful and that has to be balanced with that productivity because what you’re looking for a you’re looking for improvement but you’re looking for sustainable improvement and so if you push yourself too hard. You you destroy the sustainability across time and and you want that sustainability there so you can’t push yourself any farther than you’re capable of going in the long run. I found. For example, because I’ve written diligently for a long time daily and I learned quite early on that writing more than three hours in a day was counterproductive whatever I gained from a four-hour writing session.
Id Lose The Next Day Or Two
so but I also think you have to kind of push yourself past your limits before you can retract to the optimal place and that can’t be sort of defined a priori. Because each person’s limit is different and I think so I think what you do when you’re young in your 20s. If you’re perhaps if you’re operating in an optimal manner is you push yourself to your limits and then pull back and. for sustainability and I helped lots of people do that in my clinical practice Like I work with lawyers who who are at the pinnacle of their profession and the demands on them are incredible. They’re working 60 to 80 hours a week.
- difficult balance attain optimally like
- difficult balance attain optimally
- enjoy moment doing productive difficult
- health trying really rekindle capacity
- consumed trying improve lives forget
Generally What I Did With Them
was get them to take more days off. They couldn’t work shorter days, but they could plan four day weekends two months in advance and they could do that every two months then inevitably. If they did that the number of billable hours they produced went up not down, so they maybe doubled their vacation time and increased their productivity. So it was a really good deal for them. They got their cake and eat it too.
They Got To Have Their Cake And
eat it too so do we lean to need to learn to play in a way. play can be we need to remember how we all know right. I mean play is so deeply embedded in human beings. It’s. It’s one of our primary modes of of of cognition and adaptation mammals have a specialized play circuit that’s that’s that’s it’s biologically.
What Would You Say Specialized Precisely
for play and so and it’s an interesting circuit because a lot of this has been discovered by people who study animal behavior, especially among rats, but play in rats produces prefrontal lobe development and that’s the highest that’s the part of the brain that’s responsible for highest order cognition. So rats have to play a lot to mature properly and they play. Socially and social play is social integration. There’s no difference between the ability to play socially and being socially integrated um like a good conversation at a dinner time is a form of play because.
Theres Wit Involved And Theres Banter And Theres
timing and there’s a dance and there’s you know there’s the matching of your physical responses to the physical response of the other person. It’s it’s play, but play is very easily inhibited by almost any other motivational state and so you can also tell that if you can get yourself into a playful mood that that you’re in an optimal place, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to do it. So it’s a good sign that things are going right thank you very much for tuning in if you enjoyed that then press here for the full unedited episode and don’t forget to subscribe makes me very happy peace you.
Alan Watts has this quote where he says we can become so consumed with trying to improve our lives that we all together forget to live them.& Is there a way that people can learn to let go of this compulsion a little bit that that’s a really good question . I snap out of the improvement slash productivity trap to the degree that I’m able when I’m playing with my family when there’s peace there and we can joke and play and I’m trying to really rekindle that capacity. To play and enjoy the moment even if I’m not doing something productive in.& I was diagnosed this month with severe sleep central sleep apnea and so that was a great relief because I have a machine now so I breathe properly. I was waking up 25 times an hour. I’ve actually been feeling quite a bit better unsurprisingly, but I’ve been doing a lot of walking and that’ve been breathing at night.& It’s very likely that you’re going….. Click here to read more and watch the full video