ng something that doesn’t bene… don’t think we always need to be the best or be the most passionate for something to bring us joy. We should spend time doing things because they are good for the soul — not just for reward or recognition. It doesn’t make you a fake or phony to spend time doing something that doesn’t benefit you monetari…
Yes. This. So much this.
It’s not only reward or recognition, but what I feel is the pressure that I should be doing something. Working out or writing the next 16 weeks’ worth of blog posts or editing a book or reading or podcasting or networking or… something!
What we often forget (as you’ve pointed out) is our emotional/psychological health is just as important. It’s a lot easier for me to execute what I’m learning and reading if I’m happy — meaning I’m doing things I love to do in the first place.
There’s certainly a point of diminishing returns with everything in life… even (especially) self-improvement.