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 tostart 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 youtake 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?
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
Axiom 1:People evaluate relationships by comparing what they give to arelationship to what they get from it.Axiom 2:When what people give does not equal what they get, they feeldistress: over-reward = guilt and under-reward = resentment.Axiom 3:People who feel distress because they give more than what theyget 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 theEquity Factor
Activities are not created equal: • o = neutral • - = negative • + = positive Whether you hope to maintainbalance or create integration orset 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 wehave 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
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People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk eitheron 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
Resolve to See the Miracles The true harvest of my daily life issomewhat 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