Productivity! Jump out of bed, coffee, shower then into the car and traffic. More coffee, the office, phone calls and meetings, close the deal. Order in lunch, catch up on texts while you eat, then more of the same. Back into the car, traffic, then home to your second job.
Mow the lawn, drop the first kid at band practice, catch the JV game, eat a quick dinner, pay the bills, fall into bed.
Repeat, repeat, repeat....
We plod along producing for the corporate machine that cares nothing about our joy, only that we produce and make more money. In exchange for our life energy, we earn money to buy things, and more things, trying to fill the hole of boredom and sadness inside. Others fill the hole with addictions. The people around us see the things and decide we're successful. But are we happy? Fulfilled? Is all the stuff really a burden? Why do we care if other people think we're successful?
Life is meant to be enjoyed, savored, to have some meaning that fills you up! Include your joy in your work as much as you can, and if you can't? Maybe it's time for a new path. Something to think about.