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How to use ‘languishing’ to our advantage

Two weeks ago in the NYTimes, Adam Grant wrote “There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing.” It’s a wonderful read and for me personally, hit the nail on the head to explain how I’ve been feeling these past couple of months. In the article, it lays out of couple of interesting ideas to explore: 

“Give yourself some uninterrupted time” – This can be once a week, multiple times a week, experiment. I’m currently training for a marathon and can go on a run for two – three hours uninterrupted and it clears my mind for the rest of my day. When I get home, I am ready to dive into a personal practice session, or sit down and do some administrative work. 

actual graphic of my running style

“Focus on a small goal” – This can literally be making your bed in the morning. My small goal each day at the moment is to give myself a full vocal warm-up and practice my own repertoire before I head into my sometimes 6-8 hour teaching days. 

What are you going to try this week?