Have an active social life while still retaining your dignity and remaining productive in the workplace? It’s possible?
Emily Dickinson was one of the great early poets in 1800s America. She was incredibly prolific, writing hundreds of poems and stashing them away in her room, with very few of her poems actually published in her lifetime.
Speaking of which, her productivity arguably came at a price—Dickinson remains iconic in part for her being a notorious shut-in, having worn a white dress for most of her life and staying not just in her family home but, indeed, shut away in her room, rarely if ever taking the time to get out.
Talk about a lack of a social life, right?
Immanuel Kant was much the same way. One of the greatest philosophers of all-time, and his daily routine was so regimental his work-at-home ethic was so strong that it was said the town could set their clock by the time Kant went to go for a walk in the area around his home, that he was that predictable, and that unwavering.
Again, great productivity…not that great a social life.
On the other hand, we’ve all read about or had the misfortune of actually knowing people who take things to the opposite extreme, becoming unapologetic socialites without a scrap of work ethic to their credit.
So, how can you find a balance between the rigidity of Kant and the crazed social life that comes from trying to keep up with the Kardashians?
Here are 6 tips to help you keep an active social life