A few weeks ago I went to a New Urbanism & Sustainable Development Meetup. I came away feeling completely energized. The conversation was lively, smart, and stimulating, and the people were knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. Most of them had careers that focused on some element of sustainability.
The focus of that Meetup was outside the sphere of my day-to-day focus, which was a big part of the reason I found it so energizing. It gave my brain a chance to engage in something completely different.
Regardless of how much you love what you do, any time you put all of your time, energy and thoughts into one thing it will inevitably start to feel a little monochromatic and one-dimensional.
Adding some variation to the mix - like a lively, intellectually stimulating conversation about sustainability - shakes your brain up a bit. It breathes more colors into the picture.
Incorporating that kind of tangential engagement on a consistent basis in turn has a positive effect on your main focus, because your brain feels fresher and more interested.
What can you add to your mix?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM