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Verbal self

When I am both sleep-deprived and stressed out, it's hard to hold onto that fine pencil-point of refined verbal communication. I can tell I'm off-balance.

Last week, the joint IB-MCB* speaker made a thoughtful remark about the importance of having downtime to process ideas and experiment progress. This was her argument against labs that encourage a culture of constant work. She's correct.


*Integrative Biology / Molecular & Cellular Biology

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randomdreams
Sep. 12th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
In theory that's the point of hobbies.
In practice, bike or boat racing doesn't tend to be as meditative as all that.
rebeccmeister
Sep. 12th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, not especially meditative, but still definitely a contributor towards long-term sanity.
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