How to Not Always Be Working
A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care
By Marlee Grace
I picked up one of these for the shop to see if it's a good one (obviously because I need it myself duh). I didn't even get to review it before a couple customers gravitated to it. I sold that first copy to the second customer, realizing I needed to order more. So, I've grabbed a few more copies. Enjoy!
This guide book is filled with practical advice to help you curb your obsessions and build boundaries between your work, your job, and your life.
In her workshops on healing and creative process, Marlee Grace helps people acknowledge their blocks and address them by setting distinct parameters that change their behavior. Now, she brings her methods and ideas to the wider world, offering all of us concrete ways to break free from our devices and focus on what‚Äôs really important‚Äîour own aliveness.
Part workbook, part advice manual, part love letter, How to Not Always Be Working ventures into the space where phone meets life, helping readers to define their work‚Äîwhat they do out of sense of purpose; their job‚Äîwhat they do to make money; and their breaks‚Äîwhat they do to recharge, and to feel connected to themselves and the people who matter to them. Grace addresses complex issues such as what to do if your work and your job are connected, provides insights to help you figure out how much is too much, and offers suggestions for making the best use of your time.
Essential for everyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about our hyper-connected world‚Äîwhether you‚Äôre a corporate lawyer, a student, a sales person, or a yoga instructor‚ÄîHow to Not Always Be Working includes practical suggestions and thoughtful musings that prompt you to honestly examine your behavior‚Äîhow you burn yourself out and why you‚Äôre doing it. A creative manifesto for living better, it shows you how to carve sacred space in your life.
From business anecdotes about fulfilling orders to more personal stories about Grace‚Äôs recovery from divorce and addiction, this book is full of wisdom and resilience, with plenty of discussion about ritual and routine as ways to create effective and positive creative life change.