Creativity depends on time of disengagement which means doing nothing from time to time is a competitive advantage.Michael Hyatt
As we all get back to our routines, a new ‘normal’, busyness comes as a gift. We are grateful to have a life to go back to. But we can’t just get back into the life like it was before. This opportunity that we’ve had to spend more time with family, cooking, baking, running outside, on our hobbies, can’t be a one time thing.
When you are at work (or working from home) give it your all. I have a few workplace ethics that have really helped me give my 100% at work –
- Accomplishing daily goals
But this can’t be your day all the time, 24X7. I love my work but it is important for me to disengage and unplug from time to time. Here are some strategies I use to allow myself some rest, recovery and some creative ideas to flow through. Do these regularly, over weekends, or every six months.
- Schedule Exercise – Incorporate exercise in your normal routine. It is absolutely the one thing that will be so effective in the long run.
- Me day – Get a pedicure, massage, manicure. Schedule this time in and hold on to it.
- Social media detox – Have a weekend that is away from all social media and if possible all computer screens.
- Spend time in nature – Go for a hike, run, camping trip. There were some great hiking places within 20 mins drive from where we live we didn’t know about until last week.
- Travel – I know travel seems so distant at the moment, but it really helps to have something to look forward to.
Just a weekend away and it resets and recharges you. This will allow you to be completely present with you family and work. It lets you give more when you are working. When you are checking emails all the time, it is draining you. Disengage from the routine from time to time, and it will get your creative juices flowing and help you perform a lot better.
Let me know what you do to help you be more present.