“That’s why I didn’t recognize what I was going through was burnout. I was conceiving of it as an illness like the flu. You get it, you collapse for a weekend, or you go on vacation and you cure it. Instead, it’s this thing when the joy is sapped, not only out of your work, but out of other things too, because everything is flattened into one long to-do list, and nothing feels like fulfillment. Nothing feels cathartic, it’s just one damn thing after another.”
Anne Helen Petersen talking about “Errand Paralysis”
Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash
400,000 pieces of LEGO were used to build this full-size volkswagen, including the folding tables, a sink, coffee set, gas stove, and artwork. there’s even a couple of toothbrushes and what looks like a tube of toothpaste.
Built by LEGO certified master model maker Rene Hoffmeister and Pascal Lenhardbuil.
After all. It is a new year. So much this. [via Seth Godin]:
If what you’re doing isn’t working
Perhaps it’s time to do something else.
Not a new job, or a new city, but perhaps a different story.
A story about possibility and sufficiency. A story about connection and trust. A story about for and with, instead of at or to.
But if that story isn’t getting you where you need to go, then what’s it for?
It’s entirely possible that the story we tell ourselves all day every day is true and accurate and useful, the very best representation of the world as it actually is.
It’s possible, but vanishingly unlikely.
If you can’t solo bootstrap it, get some help to install a new story. It’s worth it.