The pandemic has helped us understand that true sustainable success is about much more than just focusing on work. It was a great clarification that we yearn for a new way of life – simpler, slower, more focused and more focused – and a new type of work culture: human culture instead of a culture of hustle and bustle.
We cannot achieve sustainable success in a culture of hustle and bustle, overwork, and burnout. It’s time to reboot. It took a global pandemic to wake us up. The question is: Are we going to take action and change our relationship with work and play so that we can start fulfilling lives, do what matters, and spend more time in the flow, fully aligned, lively, and efficient? You can allow yourself to walk in the direction of your heart and still have an effortless impact.
Otherwise, we may continue to fuss, lack satisfaction, burn out, and live a life of regret.
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Thinking disordered can change the way you think about life, work, and play. There are no tricks or special formulas. The only hacker is you. It’s an approach to living and working with less stress, distractions, and burnout, as well as more flow, focus, and satisfaction. If you feel successful but not satisfied, this approach can help change your perspective so you can feel aligned.
A light-hearted mindset rises up against constant pressure on performance. He supports working less, but achieving more in a full life.
Western society defines success as the desired outcome of wealth. By following this definition of success, we strive to do more. We find ourselves in a hustle and bustle, in an endless search for more, which manifests itself in the form of performative productivity. We are chasing titles, achievements, promotions and money. We strive for more. Do more. Visit more places. Make more progress. We constantly feel that we are not enough and that we need to get better. Our work becomes our identity. Self-esteem is much more than self-worth.
Less is better
This desire for more causes us anxiety, depression, and stress. Once on the treadmill, we forget to get off and take a breath. We’re drowning too much. Too much work. Too many emails. Too many meetings. Too much information. There are too many requirements. Too many things. Too many hats. Too many “must”, “obligatory” and “obligatory” do not leave us time alone with ourselves. We are losing sight of who we are.
One day we wake up and realize that there is more to life than work. Hope it’s not too late.
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Fuel your flow: Live in the flow and do the work that fuels you
What if, instead of chasing success, we focused on creating peak experiences that sustain a life filled with diversity, interest, change in perspective, curiosity, time, energy, creativity, spontaneity, and wisdom combined with meaningful work. A psychologically rich life is a life beyond the search for meaning and happiness, which many people choose to define a good life. Combine your work with the good life, not the other way around. What if you could first create life by supporting it with work so you can end the endless cycle of hustle and bustle and feel like a human again?
Thanks to the pandemic, teleworking, globalization, accelerating technology and rates of burnout, millions of people are redefining their lifestyles, work and play. The Great Retirement is the largest free study of how people re-prioritize and reimagine success from the inside out. Take time to reboot, rewire, and rethink your relationship with work and play. It’s time for light-hearted thinking. We just need to put it into practice.
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