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Work Harder or Rest Harder?

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Work Harder or Rest Harder?

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about whether you should

work harder or rest harder.

It's interesting.

At the beginning of the pandemic,

I noticed two different narratives

going on on my social media.

There was the narrative of my

entrepreneurship friends who were saying

this is an opportunity to work harder, to

take advantage of the situation, to catch

up on things, to put in place projects

that you've been waiting to put in place.

And then there was the narrative of

many of them, mindfulness and meditation

friends who were saying things like

this is an opportunity to rest, this

is an opportunity for self care, this

is an opportunity to reconnect to

yourself and take care of yourself.

And if I'm being honest, I resonated

with each narrative in different ways.

The part of me that really likes to

grow and build things and create was

activated by my entrepreneurship friends.

The part of me that felt like, yeah,

I could benefit from some rest.

I would love to practice more meditation.

I'd love to reconnect to myself

and better attune to myself was

activated by my mindfulness friends.

And I saw this divide also as if you

could only be in one camp or the other.

And I'm not saying that you have to

be in both camps at the same time,

but if you find yourself having

different parts of you that are

activated by the work harder camp and

the rest harder camp, that's okay.

And if you're at a point in

your life where you want to

work harder, that's okay.

If you're at a point in your life where

you want to rest harder, that's okay.

I think these narratives and approaches

will resonate for different people

at different points in their life.

The key thing that I want to

emphasize here is that we don't

need to yuck another person's yum.

We'll resonate with what works for us.

And can we give ourselves permission

to follow the thread of interest and

the pulse of truth as it's arising.

Whether you work harder or

rest harder is up to you.

Only you can know what is

right for you in this moment.

Thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you in the

meditation and take care.

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