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How to Not Always Be Working

A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care
Book by: Marlee Grace
Publishing Year: 2018
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Marlee Grace's book teaches people how to recognise their roadblocks and overcome them by establishing clear guidelines that alter their behaviour. This insight extends her methods and ideas to the rest of the world, giving us all specific means to disconnect from our technology and focus on what matters most—our own lives. In this insight, you'll find practical ideas to help you manage your obsessions and create boundaries between your work, employment, and life. Essential for everyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about our hyper-connected world—whether you’re a corporate lawyer, a student, a sales person, or a yoga instructor, this insight includes practical suggestions and thoughtful musings that prompt you to honestly examine your behavior—how you burn yourself out and why you're doing it It is a creative manifesto that teaches you how to construct sacred space in your life.

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Lesson 1. Define your work

In today’s world, a person dedicates a lot of time to their work. Whether it be our jobs or even household chores, working all the time wears us down to a point where we don’t remember to take care of ourselves. We should all improve our ability to set good boundaries. Boundaries at work are not only beneficial to success, but they are also a means of self-care. 

Setting effective job limits, in particular, encourages you to enhance your mental wellbeing. This helps you improve your success and develop healthier working relationships with coworkers. “Please fit your own oxygen mask first, then assist children and others,” we've all heard the airline safety note. 

Remind yourself that you are more than your job. It is a mistake to define yourself this closely by your work, no matter how much you enjoy it. Take the time to consider what you want to do in life and how you define professional achievement. This should assist you when the going gets tough at work, and the pressure becomes overwhelming. What does it mean to you to be successful in life?

Ask yourself what your work actually is and why you like it or not like it. For some of us, sharing even the tiniest details of our lives is our job. Every tiny beach trip, triumph, and moment counts. So, if our eyes are open, we're probably working and probably forgetting to breathe, drink water, or excuse ourselves for forgetting.

You don't even need to practice awareness; all you need to do is be willing to be aware. You have to start somewhere if you want to develop a concept of working vs not working. Therefore, make a list. Write down all the things that you do in a typical week, in as many details as you want. Categorise them into two groups: working and not working.

Work is not bad. If you want to work most of the time, that isn’t a bad thing either. However, you must be mindful of how you define work and whether it is encroaching on your personal time.

Lesson 2. Tweak your workspace

So, now that you've figured out what you do, think about how your workplace looks. Is it appropriate to work from home on the couch? Do you have a strong sense of self-control while you're sitting on the couch? Is the dining room table the right place for you to eat, or do you get overwhelmed when it's time for dinner because you're now eating in your office? Alternatively, if you choose to eat at

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  • Lesson 1. Define your work
  • Lesson 2. Tweak your workspace
  • Lesson 3. What is not your work?
  • Lesson 4. Getting off your phone
  • Lesson 5. Define your break
  • Lesson 6. Your daily ideal
  • Lesson 7. Perspective
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In the summary of How to Not Always Be Working book, there are 7 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1. Define your work
  2. Lesson 2. Tweak your workspace
  3. Lesson 3. What is not your work?
  4. Lesson 4. Getting off your phone
  5. Lesson 5. Define your break
  6. Lesson 6. Your daily ideal
  7. Lesson 7. Perspective

How to Not Always Be Working by Marlee Grace was published in 2018.

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