“Not all work is created equal.”  Mark Manson

I just read an amazing essay about productivity.  I learned that my brain works a lot like a muscle.  Some brain work makes my brain tired and less productive, just as running a marathon makes muscles tired, or so I’ve heard.

Moral of the story, which should come at the end of the story, is that brain work, i.e. creative work, goes better if done in short bursts.  That would include things like writing and painting and designing a home.  These activities, according to the author of this essay, should be done in short segments of time.  Because once the brain gets tired a person tends to create hash instead of steak.  (Example of an iffy metaphor.)

brainBrainless work (see the better part of my day) can be done with nary a brain cell disturbed, and can be merrily indulged in for long periods of time.  Great amounts of such mundane work will be accomplished unless a person comes to their senses and ask pertinent questions, such as, why do I always have to clean the litter box!

Grandma Pat, where are you going with this!  Probably to the kitchen to get another cup of coffee!

Full disclosure – One look at my house will confirm that I don’t overdo the mundane.  Working on it!

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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