Taking a day off from everything

Health, Rest, Uncategorized

Yesterday I had mentioned how because my wife had fever, suddenly my day went topsy-turvy but I was still able to achieve considerable outcomes because of the prioritization matrix.

Today however I was also a little under the weather and because my is still unwell I decided to take a day-off from work. Today’s post is about not doing anything and the learning from it.

Since I was also unwell, I decided to just sleep. After breakfast I went off to sleep and kept sleeping till mid afternoon . I ensured that I did not use my computer or my tablet all day so that my eyes, my body and my brain all got a respite. I also did not spend any time thinking. I just moved around lazily doing nothing

This post I am writing now towards the end of the day on my tablet and for about 30 minutes I read a Robert Kiyosaki book. That’s all the things I did on my electronic devices.

When you spend time in a lot of transactions every day, taking complete time off makes you feel guilty. Every now and then I had the fear that there would be some kind of fire somewhere which would need my attention.

Two things happened one because my team as well as peers knew that I was unwell they didn’t bother me for most part of the day. Second it also brought out the fact that the team is capable of handling most things without my intervention.

So that makes me happy because I can now delegate even more. So when I say life does things FOR us, you need to find the learning, this was my learning for today.

Till next time then.

Carpe Diem!!!

Lazy weekend – nothing worth writing

Rest

Today I actually don’t have anything to write. It happens sometime to me when I have not focussed on anything in particular during the day.

This weekend I had taken a long weekend holiday and I just tried to give my body some rest. I have been working for too long without a break. These last 3 days I didn’t look at my official email. Luckily my office folks also didn’t give me a call. What that meant was that whenever I got an opportunity, I decided to take a break and took a nap.

Sometimes its good to just go blank. As a matter of fact Dan Sullivan talks that all entrepreneurs should divide their time into 3 zones and plan these well in advance. One of those 3 is time to recover by taking a break at regular intervals. One of the reasons that I want to become an independent entrepreneur is so that I can get a control over my time….at least I hope I will be able to.

When you do nothing, you give your brain some time to solve some problems in the background which it does not get an opportunity to do when we are constantly getting interrupted with the next urgent thing. This is what causes fatigue which in my opinion is a more brain related thing rather than a physical thing.

Anyway to cut the long story short……I didn’t have to tell anything today…..tomorrow I will hopefully put out a more sensible piece of content.

Till next time then.

Carpe Diem!!!