How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care (Hardcover)

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Filled with practical advice to help you curb your unhelpful obsessions and build boundaries between your work, your job, and your life—How to Not Always Be Working is for any- and everyone who wants to create a sacred space in their lives.

Part workbook, part advice manual, part love letter, How to Not Always Be Working ventures into the space where phone meets life, helping you define your work (what we do out of sense of purpose), your job (what we do to make money), and your breaks (what we do to recharge). These boundaries help us reconnect with ourselves and the people who matter most to us. It addresses complex issues such as what to do if your work and your job are connected, provides insights to help you figure out how much is too much, and offers suggestions for making the best use of your time.

Essential for everyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about our hyper-connected world—whether you’re an office worker, a student, a salesperson, or a yoga instructor—How to Not Always Be Working includes practical suggestions and thoughtful musings that prompt you to honestly examine your behavior, how you burn yourself out, and why you’re doing it. A creative manifesto for living better, it shows you how to carve sacred space in your life.

Written for the bread-baker trying to do something that's just for themselves to the corporate lawyer who's always on email—and everyone in between—How to Not Always Be Working includes everything from actionable suggestions such as sleeping with your phone in a different room to philosophical prompts that invite readers to ask how they burn themselves out and why they're doing it.

About the Author

Marlee Grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Her practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. Marlee's Instagram dance project Personal Practice has been featured in the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and more. You can find her zines, things she makes, artists she hosts, and more at 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062803672
ISBN-10: 0062803670
Publisher: Morrow Gift
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 112
Language: English