Don't Let Space Be Alien In Your LifePresentation Transcript
Don’t Let Space Be Alien In Your Life Sustaining Enthusiasm, Creating Balance Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn Dr. Z’s House of Fun
Even the wildest dreams have to start somewhere. Allow yourself the time and space to let your mind wander and your imagination fly.• Oprah Winfrey Write about time: at home, at work, anywhere. What do you take time—and need time—for?
If you were given one extra hour in each day to spend doing anything you wished, what would you do with it?
It’s About Time! Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. • Steve Jobs
Who am I anyway?Am I my resume?• Edward Kleban Each of us does many things that are never found on a vita, yet are integral to who we are. Begin your life-list as a way to illuminate the throughlines of your life.
Sometimes, It’s About You: Respect for a need for self-care is particularly important in our increasingly workaholic society. Americans work longer hours and more weeks of the year than do our European counterparts. We have little time left to regenerate our energies and resources, to participate in the artistic, nonmaterial, spiritual, or other inner-directed aspects of life upon which we all depend for our individual well-being. A commitment to caretaking should include this concern, along with the demand that society and its institutions be organized so that the emotional and nonmaterial aspects of life are not ignored. Martha Albertson Fineman (2004), The Autonomy Myth, pp. 288-89
What is your invisible work?
The Equity Factor Getting Even
Axiom 1: People evaluate relationships by comparing what they give to a relationship to what they get from it. Axiom 2: When what people give does not equal what they get, they feel distress: over-reward = guilt and under-reward = resentment. Axiom 3: People who feel distress because they give more than what they get will restore equity by reducing outputs or doing work poorly; asking for promotions, raises, and such; or ending the relationship. • Richard C. Huseman & John D. Hatfield (1989), Managing the Equity Factor
Activities are not created equal: • o = neutral • - = negative • + = positive Whether you hope tomaintain balance or create integration or set boundaries, it’s important to return energy to your core through activities that help sustain your enthusiasm, both for work and for life outside of work. He told me if I had time to be in a play, I had time to work on accreditation. • Faculty member about a meeting with an administrator
Which of your activities energize you, sap your energy,or just need to be accepted with grace?
Just Say No! Most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do that we do not think about what we really want to do. • Robert Percival
We may go to the moon, that’s not very far.The greatest distance to cover still lies within us.• Charles DeGaulle
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle. ThichNhat Hahn
Make a Space BookHome•Work: Fill each page with possibilities. I know the rainbow is there, even when I can’t see it. • Preston Moser
Imagining the possibilities. . . If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it. • Ray Bradbury
YourHome•Work: Create a plan for your space voyage. Write a note to yourself about one thing you can do to make space for fun, joy, passion, or something else you want to accomplish. Put it into the envelope provided, tape it somewhere where you can see it, and open it in six months to see how your trip is going. Never let the urgent crowd out the important. • Kelly Catlin Walker
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting,so get on your way.• Dr. Seuss
Resolve to See the Miracles The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little stardust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. • Henry David Thoreau, Walden
What do you do when you ought to be doing something else? Share your procrastinatory activities on the card provided—include age, gender identification, and date; no name necessary!
When I can’t figure out what to do first today, I pick out my tie. It seems to get my creative juices flowing.•High school teacher, 1997
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. • Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne