“Busy”; it seems to have become our new natural state of being. Doing less is difficult, especially if you approach it like another task on your full to-do list. But what if you turn it around? What if you could design your schedule, to-do list and priorities all over again, from scratch? Almost ten years ago it happened to me out of necessity, when a car accident and whiplash forced me to slow down; this time was voluntary and less invasive, but just as effective: an MDMA retreat under the guidance of a psychologist.
The preparation, the psychedelic journey, the aftermath and the ‘digital detox’ were natural moments for a complete reset. I got off social media for a while, and now leave my phone on ‘do not disturb’ at all times. More ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’. In short: a better work-life balance.
In this inspiration shot you can read about the ‘trip’, the experience of a ‘fresh start’, productivity tips from the DC entrepreneurs conference in London that tie in nicely with that, praise for Amsterdam and the importance of dancing.