October 28, 2016 by Petrea
Intake vs. Output
Some days I like trying new things. Other days, I want to just curl up in an armchair and read a book.
I feel like the world, or at least the world around me, is all about achievement, and I buy into it. When I learn new software, accomplish a goal, or write something I’m happy with, I get high on satisfaction.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though I can get overloaded and feel like I’m falling behind.
Reading doesn’t give me that—neither the high nor the fall—but it’s just as important. It’s intake rather than output, and intake makes output possible.
Other favorite forms of intake: John, Wilma, hiking, warmth, and of course food. Some of those give me more of a high than others.