Tuesday, November 15, 2020


While many authors explain the nature of our modern addiction to overwork, and show the dark side of the wealth and lifestyle if makes possible, few offer much practical advice on how to deal with it day-to-day. The choice is generally seen as keeping up the pace (and facing physical and mental breakdown) or opting out altogether.

In "Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going," Dr. David Kundtz sets out a different approach to coping with too much to do and too little time to do it.

He defines Stopping as:
"Stopping is doing nothing as much as possible, for a definite period of time (one second to one month) for the purpose of becoming more fully awake and remembering who you are."
Its purpose is to ensure you move in the direction you want to go and replaces compulsion and obsession in your life. It's a technique designed for people who have to cope with pace and stress, but don't want to lose their health and their minds as a result. It's worth trying.

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Also, this book, How to Be Idle, is great for learning how to "stop" and to put things in perspective.
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