Update and shut down?
The Friday Newsletter could use a long winter's nap
The days are getting shorter, and my battery seems to be getting smaller.
We’re all affected by the changing seasons, whether we like to admit it or not. Personally, I find it hard to want to do much of anything when it’s getting dark outside around 5pm1, and I know I’m not alone in this sentiment.
One of my favorite newsletter writers, Chuck McKeever of the always-excellent Tabs Open, touched on this topic eloquently this week:
You are probably trying to do too much—cramming in desperate workouts and holiday plans and end-of-year to-do lists. If you are eating your heart out you are feeling guilty about it, or perhaps even angry about it. Your job is trying to get as much out of you as possible before you check out mentally; your family probably is, too. (Which is fulfilling in a way your job isn’t but might be draining in a way your job isn’t.)
But you are an animal, the slides remind you. All the willpower in the world can’t overcome the basic facts of your biology. You are a unique one…