Be a “Human Being”, not a “Human Doing”

How do you define yourself? Or, more importantly, what time frame do you use to define yourself? Do you define yourself by what you’re doing right this minute? Does unstructured time make you uncomfortable? Or do you define yourself by how you’ve changed and grown over weeks, months, and years?

It might be tempting to get lost in the daily minutiae of tasks, becoming nothing more than a human doing the things expected of you. If you find yourself in this situation, set up a special planning session where you list out the things that drive you to do what you do. Make long-term goals and give the steps toward those goals priority on your planning pages. If the other tasks on your list have more to do with just having something to do rather than exploring who you are, pare them down and give yourself space to be a human being.

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