As a millennial, I think I can speak for all of us by saying that we dive into work and leave no stone unturned and no email notification turned off. Unplugging is hard. We’re always connected and when we’re not, we’re thinking about it.
And that’s a problem.
What I’ve come to realize over the past six months or so is that time will make you a better person and a better employee. If you’re running on 110% all of the time, you have no room to breathe or to think about breathing or to actually function as a person outside of your job. And when you’re so in it, there’s no way out.
Breathing room is essential. Turn off your phone. Go outside. Take time for yourself. It’s okay. The world won’t stop turning if you do. Today I want to talk about two very simple ways to implement time into your life. They may seem simple, but the truth is that a lot of us aren’t doing them.
- TAKE LUNCH BREAKS. I don’t know if it’s just me who has problems with this, but I often eat lunch at my desk. Which is a problem that I’m working on getting better at! We honestly just all just need a reset button in the middle of the day. A large part of my job is writing and in order to be a good writer you have to be creative. And creativity is like a body you have to feed. It can’t function without air.
- SLEEP. I can’t even tell you the difference it makes when I wake up at 7 instead of 6. A world of difference. At least for me, I need sleep in order to have my head on straight. Going to bed at 8pm is my idea of paradise.
Those are the two main ones, but then of course there’s the whole getting outside & being active thing & closing your computer when work ends thing. How do you take time for yourself? Lemme know! Have a good day, friends.