🍣 You don't have to constantly grind
Here's a nicer concept to embrace instead.
The newsletter experiments continue, as i try and find the right balance between the free stuff and the paid stuff, while not giving anyone a raw deal.
A lesson from this weekend? Completely gating an email to encourage paid subscriptions might be a no-no, as it made me realise that i want every single email to offer something of value – the paid stuff is a bonus. So, that’s unlikely to happen again.
Next up: i’m gonna play with breaking up the slices across individual editions, so effectively you’ll get more solo emails, but much easier to read ones (vs, say, a 9-minute-read which i know always frightens me). And some extra content for the paid subs among you.
Anyway, here’s today’s free short slice for ya.
⚙️ You don't have to constantly grind
I don’t remember where i got it from, but i sure know what it makes me think of. The link between our brains and our bodies also manifests in how we make the most out of them. In other words, if you constantly work out you’re gonna get injured, so the rest part is where the real effective things happen. It’s the same with your brain.
Rest. Recovery. Reflection. May you have plenty of those in-between the hustle. To be clear, this isn’t about anti-hustle (i love a hustle as much as anyone), but rather anti-the-hustle-is-all-there-is. There’s more to life than hoping to grind 25 hours a day. Knowing how to rest will make you a more thoughtful planner, person and parent (if you’re there), as it keeps your energy levels on a more even baseline, instead of super up plus super down.
Treat your mental energy like a physical workout. They’re not that different.
Ps. I will always publish free slices, but if you become a paid subscriber, you’ll get an extra slice plus a funky-ass meme, because you deserve nice things. Please consider upgrading to support my work and in turn i will give you more of what my brain has to offer. Win/win!
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