I recently was at a meeting with both teens and adults who were planning an event. We had more than enough work to do and could have worked the entire time we were together and still had more to do. We felt the pressure of each day knowing we had to end at a given time in order to have dinner and then relax for the evening. There were times during the day when we had breaks and some were tempted to work through breaks and lunch partly because we had a lot to do, but I think mostly because we all really enjoyed the work we were doing and were energized by it. What I realize in looking back on our time together (and what I’ve known for sometime but can forget) is the value of the break, the value stepping away from work no matter how enjoyable, and the value of playing together.
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