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April 11, 2021

I Took A Break. It Was Nice.

Rest

6 Lessons I Learned Along The Way

  • Focusing on self-care is not a bad thing. As the writer, director, and actor in your life, you need to take good care of yourself to establish a good story.
  • Balance is key. You have other responsibilities too— tipping the scales to one direction will throw everything on the opposite end into disaster. Relationships, mental health, family, your wellbeing, etc. needs work as well. A balanced life leads to less problems.
  • Work isn’t everything. Being busy doesn’t mean you’re being productive. Learn to prioritize the important stuff, and delegate whatever you can.
  • Some things that might seem important in the moment may sometimes prove insignificant in the near future. Learn how to recognize those things and act accordingly.
  • Rest doesn’t just mean binging on Netflix and video games. It might mean working on a creative project, cooking for your loved ones, or spending time with your partner. The short-lived dopamine hit from technology cannot suffice the long-term sanity you need to experience to be productive.
  • As much as we aspire to become limitless in our work, being limitless does not mean to take on everything at the same time. Being limitless might also mean learning how to say ‘no’ in order to conserve time and energy— to let you focus on the real things you need to do to become limitless.

Gerald Castillo © 2021