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Jul 15, 2019 16:07:31

Resting

by @basilesamel PATRON | 223 words | 326🔥 | 368💌

Basile Samel

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Today I'm 25. I took the day off to visit Hoi An with my family and two friends. I couldn't say no. I'm not a cave man yet. Days off have been pretty rare over the last year and a half. I don't really need days off, there is always something I'm excited about that's closely related to my work. That's just how I designed my life: a constant alternance of working and resting phases that's sustainable for me.
Steven Pressfield would say a pro doesn't need days off. I agree: no days off, but plenty of rest. You don't have to be at 1000% all the time. It's better to go at 80% every day and keep going forever. Peaks are always followed by abysses.
Not just sleep, proper rest. You can rest by enjoying a coffee at 10 AM, or by writing down your feelings. Anything that isn't rushed or ordered is an opportunity for rest. Be mindful, listen to what your body tells you.
We act in extreme ways when it comes to rest or work, it's always either one or another. However, the goal of a balanced life is to merge the two, to integrate daily life to your craft. Rest is not escapism, it's something to work on.

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    @basilesamel Happy the second day of being 25! And mine is within 2 months.

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 16, 2019 22:30:27
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      @5plus6 Thank you! :D September or August?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 17, 2019 17:30:24
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      @basilesamel -tail of August

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 18, 2019 22:56:27
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    @basilesamel happy birthday! Enjoy the rest

    Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jul 15, 2019 16:15:11
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      @keenencharles thanks man :) definitely did

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:33:03
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    @basilesamel happy birthday, Baz! Hope you enjoy your time with your family and friends.

    Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 15, 2019 23:44:14
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      @craigpetterson Thank you Craig! We did, it was refreshing!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:35:05
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    @basilesamel Happy birthday Basile!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jul 15, 2019 21:13:47
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      @valentino Thank you Val :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:35:31
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    @basilesamel - Happy 25! @5plus6 has a slide in her slide deck that mentions -- at 25 you don't have to know it all. Alas, you already know a lot - enough to enjoy the day.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 15, 2019 10:32:23
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      @brianball Thank you Brian! I don't know much but I can count on people like you to keep learning! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:36:17
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    @basilesamel Happy Birthday! And also what @keni said.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jul 15, 2019 18:15:55
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      @gabrielgreco Thank you Gabriel!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:45:51
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    @basilesamel - Nice. Too much wisdom trapped in a 25 year old.
    Happy birthday and rest day Basile.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 15, 2019 11:18:01
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      @keni Thank you for the kind words Keni. You are overestimating me but your respect honors me! Have a great day too :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:47:00
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    @basilesamel happy birthday! Have a great day! :)

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 15, 2019 22:56:02
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      @jasonleow Thank you Jason! Have an incredible day too! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:47:23
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