Wisdom doesn’t only come from books.
I think about this sometimes when I visit a university library and see pale, stooped bodies crawling out into the bright light of day.
Don’t be like this.
Take time regularly to:
· listen to music (live and local is best!)
· go to an art museum (or make your own!)
· get outside in nature (especially at night, which awakens your other senses besides vision)
And then there’s friendship.
I recently went to a women’s entrepreneur conference and when the leader asked us to discuss the energy we put into our friendships, there was a collective groan in the room.
Reconnect with your wisest self through friendship, and I recommend doing this through an activity such as one of the ones I suggested above.
This is because successful women often obsess about work, and we can make our friendship-time into a free consulting session if we’re not careful.
Your assignment for this week: contact one friend and make plans to do something together that doesn’t involve just talking about work.
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a writing coach with 20 years of experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in universities, as well as in diverse community settings. She specializes in working with women in academe.