At least in the education world, it seems that we all crawl to Thanksgiving.  The semester has taken its toll; the weather has turned dreary, and there seems to be less energy by the day.

Fortunately a holiday is just around the corner and many will have off for at least part of the holiday and be able to take some time to refresh.  It seems that the break is perfectly timed.

Or is it?

Maybe we need the break because we know it is coming.  Like the tired marathoner who gets new energy to make that final mile, our brain can compensate and hold on when the end is in sight.

Do you have similar feelings or cycles in your work where you seem to be crawling instead of sprinting?  Maybe you can build in a break point so that the anticipation will be enough to fuel you toward reaching it.

— beth triplett

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