Now let me start this blog off by sharing that I’m on vacation in sunny California at the moment. So I’m going to keep this blog short and sweet. But no worries, this blog was written well in advance, so the last thing on my mind during vacation is WORK.
Because unlike many entrepreneurs or fitness pros, I don’t subscribe to the GRIND.
I don’t believe in working 24/7/365. That sounds like an awful lot of work and no play.
I’m lucky in that I’ve found a passion in blogging. Sharing my truths with beautiful like-minded spirits sets my soul on fire. But that wouldn’t be the case if I had to sit in my office for 10 hours a day doing “the work” and never took days off.
Growing up an as athlete I learned the importance of rest. You can’t continue to demand your body to produce results without giving it time to heal, to relax, and to recover. So why would we demand things of ourselves mentally/professionally and expect a different outcome?
I train really hard in the gym all week, but I rest when I need it and I get a massage every week.
I will work hard during my weekends, but I spend each night with my hubby watching movies and eating popcorn.
Some days I feel tired, so I sleep in instead of workout.
Sometimes I skip a weekly blog and I take a nap instead.
Is this the best business advice? I don’t know. But I do know this: we have 365 days in a year, but we only have one body to last us a lifetime.
Regularly sacrificing sleep, missing family functions, and avoiding all social life sounds like a wasted life to me.
Congratulations on the six figure income, but what memories did you make this year?
I’m not saying hard work is negotiable. It’s not. If you want something, you have to work your ass off for it. What I’m suggesting is that you put in the effort to work hard on your well-being simultaneously while working on your goals.
Schedule time for FUN. See your favourite people. Eat some good food. Work hard then rest hard.
You’ll feel better, you’ll perform better, and like any good romance, absence makes the heart grow fonder. So the day the spent away from your work will only create more drive to accomplish even more when it’s time to sit down and do the work.
One of my fave quotes comes from a Train song:
“I should’ve spent less time making loot, spent more time in my birthday suit with YOU”
If today was your last day, would you do anything different?
I wouldn’t, and I really hope you can say the same my dear friends.
Sending love, light and self care,