How A Break From Sanity Actually Helps You Recharge

We're supposed to be rational, sensible beings that work hard, reap the rewards and let logic guide the way. That's the way the world goes round, but every now and then a small break from sanity can do us some good. The School of Life explains how we're expected to live a life of order and sanity:

We have to be responsible, polite, productive, thoughtful, patient, logical, reliable and dazzlingly successful, too.

We deal with these obligations fine for the most part, but eventually they creep up and weigh us down. We get stuck in a rut. We feel like we need a holiday. The routine drives us crazy.

But a little madness might not be a bad thing. Here's why:

We allow our bodies moments of breakdown and rest. We should allow similar moments for our minds...the emphasis should always be on having a "good" mental breakdown. A good one is where we allow ourselves to reconnect with valuable truths that we've lost sight of. Emotions and insights that ordinary life has prevented us from investigating.

In short, it's perfectly reasonable and normal to allow yourself the occasional break from sanity and productivity. It can help you reconnect with yourself and recharge.

To learn more, check out the full video.

The Sanity of "Madness" [The School of Life (YouTube)]


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    The Japanese understand this idea so thoroughly they have embedded it into their (contemporary) culture. It's kind of refreshing actually - if a little unsettling - to be sitting on a train with a number of office workers who happen to be dressed as Pokemon characters.

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