Episode 56: Pacing Our Creativity

Mar 7, 2022

If you want to run a marathon, you can’t do it by sprinting all 26.2 miles of it. You need to know how to pace yourself. You need to know when you can push, and when you need to dial back. You need to know when you have to stop at the rest table and get a sip of water, and when you can push past them and get to the next rest stop.

It turns out the same applies to our work. Even (perhaps especially) our capital “W” work. Our passion project. Our practice. Our dharma.  Highly sensitive people are a creative lot. They are tremendously productive. The trouble is that we sometimes allow our enthusiasm to override our need to recharge. We take on more than we should because we WANT so badly to do it all. Be it all. Help all the people. Write all the books.

In this episode, I’ll discuss the importance of learning how to pace ourselves – even in the things we love most. Or, rather, I’ll share my challenges with it and invite you to propose solutions should you have them.