43: The Frenzies

by Max Leibman



If you've been at a task too long, you might feel like you're going cross-eyed. This week, the Priority team wonders about benefits and strategies for gaining distance from our work.

Wait—don't run away! Caitie suggests that a healthy change in perspective or a break might be just what an intense situation needs. Max makes the distinction between pushing forward in a grind versus riding a wave. Caitie agrees: dwelling in a task without moving is a sign it's time to shake things up.

How can you maintain a healthy distance from the things you're closest to? Join us as our hosts wander around a while to find out!

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