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Mindful : October 2018
4WHENIT’S CRAZY...Savor the Laughter Sometimes things just get totally out of hand. One fall weekend some friends were visiting and the weather reports were saying that a hurricane was going to come through. I said to them, “Don’t worry, they always say that, but hurricanes don’t really come this far north with any real force.” We woke up the next morning to find three- story-high trees uprooted, power lines down, water every where... And once I could make my way out of my neighborhood, after a day or two, I went to check on my office. The hurri- cane had ripped the roof off the building where my top-floor office was. After gazing through the former ceiling at the sky, I looked at a dripping wet computer and a collection of water- logged books, carpets, and furniture. All my work was now to be disrupted for months of recovery. When things go hay wire, the same tendency we have with hassles—to indulge in a huge dose of self-pity— can easily take over. But I’m starting to really appreciate that the antidote lies in the age-old advice my friends keep giving me: “Get over yourself.” And then you can have a good laugh at the absurdity of trying so hard to keep it together in a world that is beyond your control. Have a chuckle or a nice deep belly laugh about that. And, naturally... Savor it. 5WHENYOU COMPLETE SOMETHING... Savor the Reward My work, like so many peo- ple’s work, involves creat- ing one thing after another after another. It’s unending. You’re in the middle of one thing and you can’t help but think about the next thing that’s looming (there’s that anticipation thing again). It works this way with just about anything from build- ing a bridge to cleaning house. It’s so easy when one thing is finished to imme- diately plow into the next thing, or to just collapse in exhaustion. So, in my work, when a piece of writing is finished, when an issue is finished, when a book sees the light of day, I always make sure to have a moment to pause, to celebrate with teammates and friends and family, to raise a toast, to wear the laurel wreath, to take in the accolades—just for a little while—and then move on, not dwelling there. A next thing will come along, but that pause to refresh ensures that your work doesn’t simply become one damn thing after another. → October 2018 mindful 55