I’ve been noticing a lot of distracted people lately who just can’t seem to stay on top of any of the details of their lives. Their energy is stretched beyond the demands of just getting through the day, hence they do not have time for their normal creative endeavors. And that makes them cranky and distressed.
For me, an increase in life-tasks coupled with an ebb in personal energy manifests in “back-burnering” my more personal creative projects. The fiction writing, the interesting topics, the business-building planning that I enjoy more than more mundane work tasks that are not as energizing. But I just can’t seem to get ahead so I can make time for the fun stuff. And that just makes me more frustrated.
Intuitively, I know I’m zapping my own creative energy by trying to work harder and catch up rather than working smarter and making time for what my body, mind and spirit need. When I ran across Dr. John Medina’s book Brain Rules, the science confirms my intuition. We don’t have more to do, we are just breaking all the rules. After watching this video, I think I opt for the bouncy ball in the office–what do you think?