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Put your energy into building what is creative, valuable and empowering. And you won't have to constantly fight against what is destructive and draining.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
I'm too diplomatic. I tend to edit my mind before I speak - it can be incredibly draining.
It just gets draining on a person being in the papers every day. So I was like, I'm gonna come back here. I want to talk to all the people, the fans. I want to let them know how much I appreciate all their support.
When you give of yourself, it's draining.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
For me, working is the ultimate vacation, for lack of a better word. Its being in-between jobs were it becomes emotional, and brutal, and draining.
It was so draining. Going to parties to rub elbows with so-and-so and act like it's no big deal, when really all I was doing was hoping I'd have the success they had.
I get pretty terrified, to be honest, when I'm on tour. You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there, which I find rather draining.
There are many tough sides to being a jockey. Injury is something we all dread, but spending lengthy periods in the bath or the sauna just to shed a few pounds can be an exhausting and draining experience.
One of the things you see in New York is that offices keep their lights on at night. They're proud of their building. Great. But they must find another way to be proud without draining energy.
When I do a 30-minute meal, for instance, on Food Network, that's my food you see at the end of the show and it's not perfect. And if sometimes things break or drop or the pasta hits the wall when I'm draining it, they never stop tape. They just kind of let me go with it.
Having been an oncologist and having cared for scores, if not hundreds, of dying patients, when you don't have a treatment that can shrink the tumor and the patient will die, it's a very difficult conversation. It's emotionally draining.
It's important to salt the tomatoes before draining them because that helps pull out the water. Fresh herbs, some garlic and pepper will also enhance the flavor.
Being on the move all the time is draining, but the rewards make up for it.
If your environment keeps draining your energy, it's like having a leaky bank account, where any money you're putting into the bank, such as by seeing an energy healer, keeps slipping out. You have to change your environment, including any harmful beliefs, before the energy can stay high.
Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining, but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I'm doing what I love.
I was surprised at the level of commitment that Andrew Lincoln has. The extreme situations that he's asked to perform - that's got to be seriously draining, and he keeps going and going. He's almost not human.
Seeing The English Patient is wonderfully draining, but imagine acting in it for six months.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Playing a show is a monumental hassle. You've got to schlep all your heavy equipment into the van, then you've got to drive for five hours, then you have to schlep all the heavy equipment out of the van, onto the stage, set it up, do the sound check, hang around for three hours, then play the show, which is incredibly draining.
It has nothing to do with the emotional demands of a role; I've done comedies that are as draining to me as any drama.
There is no worse situation to be in than Oscar night. Not knowing whether you've won is completely draining.
My songs are very personal, which means they are fantastically therapeutic to write, but performing them night after night is emotionally draining.
Most people who know me know I'm not switched on all the time. I don't like to be like that in real life, because it's draining.
Both songs are really, really intense when it comes to performing them, and very draining at the same time.
It's tough being a dictator, but I've always thought it must be tougher being a hanger-on to a dictator. The late nights spent listening to his crazed ranting, the weary rictus grin from smiling at bad jokes, the draining knowledge that one misjudged comment could land you on the chopping block.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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