In today’s fast-paced world, there is a simple solution to counter the stress of high-tech. It’s called “high-touch” or “massage.” In a society of “instant everything” we all seem to be running flat out. Our bodies get sick to slow us down, and we wonder what happened.
The swift and sudden descent of depression, along with worry and fear that caught me totally unaware as burnout struck in May 1987, was a shattering experience.
“If you’re not having fun you’re not doing it right” is a line I have used for many years. If I’m working at a project or spending time with my family and I start to get uptight or stressed out, I say to myself “Ben, you’re not having fun any more. You’re not doing this right.” It forces me back to living in the present.