It's been a hectic few weeks. As much as I love teaching, I have been looking forward to the end of the school year that happens next month!
Lately, I've sensed how teaching a big class saps my energy at the end of each day, each week.
To add to teaching, there's writing, meeting people, taking care of myself, and..well, living.
No one likes being busy
As what we have all been conditioned to think, busyness equals productivity, and both - sadly - give me a sense of direction. They tell me time is not going to waste.
However, busyness may sometimes be misdirected energy, and sometimes I can't tell out of my eagerness TO DO.
Whenever these thoughts occupy me, I go back to Cal Newport, who observed, "Clearly the overwhelmed and overscheduled manner in which we currently operate isn’t working."
His book, Deep Work, changed me in quite a big way. I highly recommend it.
I may have developed an obsession for productivity that I forget to do something for pure entertainment. That's why I recently turned to Netflix to watch BEEF.
Two billion heartbeats in this lifetime
Heartbeats, a topic that author and former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Mo Gawdat talks about in this interview with Dr. Chatterjee, said something like this:
"We were born with billions of heartbeats. It's up to us to decide where we give these heartbeats to."
Not everybody gets to two billion.
Heartbeats, credits, breaths all mean the same thing.
For every second that passes, our heartbeats are continually decreasing.
So the questions I've been asking myself are these: