Essay: On The Benefit Of Doing Different Things

From the inspirational journal:

“A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.”
—Ovid

What is your favorite way to relax and rejuvinate yourself.

A full night’s sleep!

In all seriousness, I’d say the best way for me to rejuvenate is to switch up whatever it is I’m doing by doing something near it’s opposite. I doubt I’m unique in this. A switch of focus will refresh anyone. After all, no less an intellect than Anatole France (at least, he sounds smart. I got this quote from Bartlett’s Quotations and don’t actually know who he is) said, “Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.”

That’s why when I’m exhausted from being social, it feels good to sneak in some alone time; just as it feels especially good to get out with friends if I’ve been cloistered in the Ivory Tower. If something grows tiresome, shrug it off and take up a diametrically opposed activity.

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