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Wherever the ways of man are gentle, there is commerce, and wherever there is commerce, the ways of men are gentle.
-- Charles, Baron de Montesquieu


Friday, December 15, 1995

A Change of Scenery

Often I’m working late at night on a project that just has to be finished, and I get tired. I get to the point where I feel like I just can’t stay awake any more. So I put on my headphones and pop a CD into the stereo. It revives me almost instantly. I’m able to work another hour or two.

It is amazing how a “change of scenery” can revive the body and the spirit. Travelling always has that effect on me. Being in a different environment, moving from place to place, seems to give me added energy and opens my mind to new ideas.

While it’s important to focus your energy, it’s a mistake to focus on any one thing for too long at a stretch. You lose perspective. Your mind closes to new ways of doing something. Taking a walk, or driving somewhere new, or reading through a magazine you’ve never looked at before, can give you fresh ideas and an expanded perspective.

Changing your focus for a little while is not a waste of time. It helps you come back to the job at hand with renewed energy and ideas. Try it!

— Ralph Marston

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