Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

May you take time to re-energize

By · Sunday, May 17th, 2015

stock-photo-44980974-may-2015-calendarMAY you …

For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “

Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later

Today is the 20th Sunday of 2015. We have 32 Sundays left in the year. If we were to pick a day to kick back (and if we actually followed our own advice), it would be this day of the week.

May you take time to re-energize.

Our bodies and our minds need a break. Can you feel it? For some professions, it’s not possible to turn it off. In fact, we usually say to editors: “You’re always on.” That’s true.

But sometimes being “on” is self-inflicted.

One definition of energy:

The capacity for work or vigorous activity

We must make a concerted effort to always have that capacity. As long as our effort doesn’t require too much work.

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