Work related stress is on the increase, and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it is summer and for some of us, a time to pull the throttle back for a few weeks. Lao Tzu's quote gets us thinking about what does work, which may take some of the pressure we carry around to do it bigger, brighter and better.
Over the last few weeks I have been doing more reading as part of research for an upcoming book I am writing for leaders, and I continue to be surprised by how many business authors are also espousing simplification. With concerted effort and choices made int he last 12 years, July and most of August finds we working remote out of the cottage. These are some of my most productive, and creative months of the year, and with technology today I keep things running in a way most people, and clients, don't immediately notice. I do notice however in the amount of stress and pacing that usually takes a few weeks to drop off. Even for these few short months of the year, downsizing from a large house to a small cabin helps me appreciate the important things, which often are the biggest, and boldest and brightest.
Where are you simplifying right now? What impact is it having?
Enjoy your Sunday which I hope has space for some downtime,
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