The #1 sure fire way to love what you do is to take some time off! Better still…Unplug!
I tell clients all the time that it’s as important to have time off as it is to work hard. For many of you, me included, work doesn’t necessarily have a fixed schedule. You could work from the time your feet hit the floor in the morning until you collapse at night. Not okay. I love what I do, but if I am not careful I’ll fill every waking hour with more ProNagger work I want to do. It doesn’t work. There’s a diminishing return with that kind of behavior. Everything suffers when you put in too many hours.
More and more people are unplugging and taking a weekly Tech Sabbath. I have started unplugging on Friday night and returning to work sometime early Sunday afternoon. The choice has been delicious. I come back to my work refreshed, excited, and ready to roll.
Are you up for taking the unplug challenge? I’m challenging you to commit to unplugging for a full 24 hours this weekend. Are you in? Tell me now because in just a few short hours I myself am going offline!
This weekend I’ll be offline for a full 3 days! Woot. I’m on my way to New York City, New York to attend my husband’s one man show at Arcadia Fine Arts Gallery. I’m bringing my cell phone (mostly to take pictures), but the computer stays home! I intend to enjoy playing in the city and basking in the joy of being the proud wife of painter Matthew W. Cornell.
So, can you do it? Can you unplug for 24 hours? I’ll tell you how my unplugged time went if you tell me about yours.