Americans are nothing if not driven and very much into their careers. There seems to be an unspoken rule that being a career-driven creative should be all encompassing. However, I was never able to commit to being all creative all the time. I found refuge in things that were not creative at all—like mixed martial arts, nerdy political policy podcasts, and running to playlists so horrid anyone considered cool would need a stiff drink to combat how dirty they felt just imagining it (what’s up FloRida?)
In an always “on”, competitive, 24/7 race for more, more, more, it’s important to note that pursuing completely different passions, situations, people, and thought patters away from work, is not just fun, it’s a career booster. With my anecdotal evidence in my back pocket, I was curious to see if there was any science to back this up, and sure enough, there was.
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