I came across this picture from Sylvia Duckworth this afternoon, and with a inspiration from her, I’ve made a list of the ways I need to take a break over the next two weeks. Here’s the Duckworth image:
I find the more general we are about our plans, the more general the results tend to be. I’d like to really get a lot of relaxation out if the break, so I need to take Duckworth’s suggestions and make them my own (otherwise, like many things, they’ll end up just being a tweet instead of a part of meaningful change).
So, here’s my list: 10 ways I can recharge
- Blog (that’s not cheating, is it?)
- Play some video games (Star Wars Battlefront for me, Disney Infinity with my kids)
- Read things that are not school related (Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, Gratitude by Oliver Sacks, and Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks to name a few)
- Read a few things that are school related and highly interesting to me (Show Your Work by Austin Kleon and I’m sure something else)
- Write in my copy of The Steal Like an Artist Journal each day.
- Hunt (I’m at my in-laws’ and enjoying being in the country right now actually)
- Figure out how to use my new Sphero SPRK (really excited about this actually!)
- Sleep late (this will happen soon)
- Spend too long at a bookstore or two in town (by my watch, not by anyone else’s…)
- Watch some Aggie sports (there’s one football game left and then a few basketball games before I’m back to school)
In no way is this exhaustive, but I thought it would be helpful to have committed to something specific.
What are you doing to rest and recharge over the break?
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