Welcome, everyone! I hope that you’re having a wonderful Sunday! As you all know, we like to take Sunday’s off here at the Art of Writing, but I do always have a little something for you :). So, here’s your bit’o’wisdom for the day – one of the things that we can often talk about today is overspecialization. Often we run into people who seem to have no social life to speak of, or people who obviously don’t take care of their physical needs (i.e. people who forget to eat, or people who forget to exercise and indulge their desires). Similarly, we often run into people who have little to no internal life to speak of, or people who have little or no intellectual or creative life. Now, given that you’re on this blog, I’m going to guess that relatively few of you struggle with the latter issues, but some of you might struggle with the former. I think that it’s important to apply ourselves in four broad spheres or areas of life: the life of the mind, the life of the spirit, the life of the body, and the life of the community. This isn’t to say that it is bad to be an intellectual or a construction work. However, perhaps it is bad to be an intellectual who has no social skills, little social interaction, little concept of how to handle money, and pays no attention to his physical well-being. Similarly, perhaps it is bad to be a construction worker who doesn’t know himself very well, and doesn’t know much of anything about God, people, or the world around him. I find myself more and more to be an advocate of the well-rounded life. Anyway, I also went and found this for you:

I believe this might be by someone names Chao Yuan Xu, but I found it on a random wallpapers website with no clear crediting.
I believe this might be by someone names Chao Yuan Xu, but I found it on a random wallpapers website with no clear crediting.
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  1. As someone who has really made the transformation from a shy and introverted person to a more social being, I think this is really important. As humans, we crave companionship, so it’s really important to get out and have fun with friends, or even put yourself out there and hang out with people you aren’t very close to. Additionally, we need that personal time to develop our creative minds. The best advice I have is to try and balance the two, and make sure to work on the one you’re not as good at. If you consider yourself not creative, try reading a book, writing a journal, or drawing in a sketch book a few nights a week. It can be really relaxing to just be alone with your thoughts. If you’re more introverted and spend a lot of time alone, take small steps at becoming a little more extroverted. Join a club or organization you’re passionate about and connect to people with similar interests to you, or go out on a limb and invite someone you know on a lunch date. Good conversation is really great, but so is alone time. Both are extremely important for happiness and healthiness!

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