I listened to an interview yesterday with a well-known financial advisor and author of a multitude of best-selling books. In the interview he talked about the 18-month sabbatical he took a few years back and how not working for a year and half had changed his outlook on work.
He realized how much taking time off was essential to his productivity and happiness. He is now committed to continuing to take adequate time off on a regular basis. He was going to take a 6 week break this coming summer and 3 weeks off during ski season.
As I listened, I kept thinking who is he talking to? Not me, for sure. Continue reading “Work Smarter Not Harder”
I teach all my students to use the Constructive Rest practice daily as one method of their self-care. Personally I have found this practice immensely beneficial over the past 20 years. And my students who incorporate this into their daily lives find it really helpful too.
The time when I most need to stop and do my Constructive Rest practice is when I am thinking “I don’t have the time to do this now, I have too many things to get done!” Continue reading “Back Consciousness”
I believe that mistakes are essential to learning. I ask all of my students to embrace when things don’t go well. Some of our best learning happens at these times. Continue reading “The Summer of My Mulching”
Sleep cures many things.
Many years ago a doctor said this to me. I have never forgotten it. Continue reading “Sleep Cures Many Things”
This is the time of year that many of us make New Year’s Resolutions. Often our resolutions are a desire to establish new healthy habits—“I’ll start working out 6 days a week” or “I’m going to eat less sugar” or “I’m going to make Alexander Technique Constructive Rest a 20 minute practice every day—starting today!”
More often than not we don’t succeed with our resolutions. We fail so often that it is the butt of many jokes. Continue reading “New Year New Habit”