I’ve been hit with man flu this week. I should have seen it coming because I’ve been working very hard and tried to stretch myself too thin once again. I’ve felt tired for a while but my body said to me SLOW DOWN and gave me a cold, sore throat etc. I should have listened.
Speaking to my wife I realised that I’ve not taken any time off since December 2009! Not Good.
Asking myself if there is anything urgent the answer was no. What would happen if I took a week off? Not much. I’m not David Cameron after all.
So speaking of balance – are you in it? I started to post on Facebook this week and was surprised to see how many people are posting on there – pretty much all day long. Even when they are on holiday or out spending ‘quality time’ with their family. Can any0ne else see the irony in that?
Take a few moments and step outside of yourself. Look at your life in the following areas:
- Work / career
- Health and fitness
Which is most important to you out of 10 and which one are you spending most time on?
Looking at Facebook again (and I’m not picking on you) I can see some people are spending maybe an hour or more per day! Would there be anything else you could be doing with that time?
- A workout
- Develop some products or ideas to sell
- Take your kids to the park
Bearing in mind that all of your comments today will be tomorrows chip paper.
By the way – I’m speaking to myself here as well. I have to keep asking myself if I am off track. If I lose focus I don’t make money and I can’t eat. If I work too much I get ill.