• I’m definitely not suffering from burn-out right now. In fact, if anything, I’m in the exact opposite place, where I’m finding myself coming alive again in light of my recent job change. But it can’t hurt to keep these tips on avoiding burnout in mind.

What is it that you really enjoy? What could you do for hours, and even when you only get to do it for 15 minutes, it feeds your whole day? Those activities and practices that energize you, feed your soul, and make you more you are your non-negotiables.

  • It’s almost obligatory that anyone who lives on the internet will eventually share a post from Seth Godin. Here’s mine for this week.

Mass markets and math being what they are, it’s likely that many of the ideas and products you consume in your life are in fact, consumed because they’re the most popular. It takes a conscious effort to seek out the thing that’s a little less obvious, the choice that’s a little more risky. Popular is not the same as important, or often, not the same as good.

  • Food deserts are real and they make me sad. On an unrelated note (or maybe not so unrelated, now that I think about it…), hot cheetos were like gold at my middle school.

I didn’t know that it was a called a food desert, but I did understand all my students had for breakfast was hot cheetos. I used to blame them, think they should know better. Now I know better. Everyone is usually making the best choices they know how.

It doesn't even sprinkle well!
  • Gretchen Rubin, my spirit animal, says she went on a reading bender this week. I’ve been reading like crazy, too, and I love it.
  • I quit Diet Coke periodically. I haven’t had one right now in I think 2 weeks! For me the key was, as Modern Mrs. Darcy suggests, to stop buying 12-packs for home. I can have one occasionally while I’m out and that works okay for me.

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Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman