The anti-grind still feels like a grind
I didn’t say it (a very smart friend did) but I do very, very much feel that.
It’s as if the health and wellness t-shirt and coffee mug sector has swallowed the world and we’ve found all the ways to commodify healthy boundaries, mindfulness, self-care, deep breathing, and all the steps of the twelve step program.
I don’t—by the way—necessarily think that this is all bad.
In fact, I’d like to share many of these tools with you because…they work.
However, sometimes the anti-grind sure feels like a grind. And looks and smells and asks for money like a grind.
Is it a trick? (JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THIS WASN’T A HALLOWEEN POST! PEOPLE, IT IS OCTOBER!)
Is it an illusion that seeks to capture or tame time? More time. Billable time. Play time. My time. Your time. Time of your life. Time to make the donuts. Time to drop the hammer.
Everybody has a very specific amount of time.
So, yeah, I’d say a deep breath is a good idea right now.
What happens when our anti-grind becomes the grind?
We turn the hourglass over and start again.
P.S. my all-time favorite psalm from the great 12 step program is:
“If you’ve got one foot in the past, and one foot in the future, you’re just pissing on the present.”