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Desert Days, Retreats and Vacations with John Drury

  1. Desert Days, Retreats and Vacations with John Drury Erik Fisher 53:25

In part 2 of 2 of this conversation, John Drury shares about the importance of retreats and sacred time for rest and rejuvenation. John shares his personal experiences with different forms of retreats, emphasizing the value of eliminating distractions and under-stimulation to foster deeper self-reflection and mindfulness. He introduces practical techniques such as “desert days,” quarterly overnight retreats, and shorter, regular practices to incorporate these into the business and personal life of busy individuals.

Erik and John also discuss the distinctions between vacations, visitations, and vocations and how expectation of each affects personal energy and relationships. John offers a variety of suggestions for integrating restful practices into everyday life, such as Journaling, spiritual friendship, and practicing an “hour on, hour off” method during retreats. They underscore the importance of approaching these practices with an open mind, ready for unexpected insights and personal growth.

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Erik Fisher is the producer and host of the Beyond The To-Do List Podcast for over 11 years. Erik has talked with productivity experts as they share how they implement productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. His mission is to explore all aspects of productivity as a means towards the true end goal: living a meaningful life.

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