Do one thing really fun every year, just because it’s fun. Me? 2015: Himalayas trek. 2016: Darwin Beer Can Regatta. 2017: World Hide and Seek Championships (

Only three things cure burn-out: rest, stillness and having fun. Of these, the only one we’re born with and retain until adulthood is having fun. Everybody knows how to do it.

Not that we don’t sometimes need help rediscovering it; mistaking charity fundraising or enduring a half marathon for having fun – they both have fun moments but they’re not primarily about having fun.

Fun cures burn-out. Here is an example masterclass in fun from those gurus of fun – young boys.

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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