Productivity is great, but sometimes you need downtime to catch up with yourself. If you focus on avoiding anything you “should” do, you get that energy recharge you need.
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We all need a little downtime, otherwise we’ll burn out. A full day of avoiding responsibility might be what you need for a re-charge. Over at Science of us, they interviewed actress Ellen Burstyn who shared her tip for taking care of herself:
I have what I call should-less days. Today is a day where there’s nothing I should do. So I only do what I want to do. And if it’s nap in the afternoon or watch TV and eat ice cream, I get to do it,” Burstyn explains. “Should-less days, I recommend them. Because what I figured out, is we have wiring, I have wiring in my brain that calls me lazy if I’m not doing something. God, you’re so lazy … And that wiring is there. I haven’t been able to get rid of it.