Opening my inbox is not usually I do first thing in the morning, as it tends to be a bad start of the day with too many requests from every possible angle. Living by your inbox, is living other people’s agenda for your life.
This morning I habitually opened my emails first thing anyway, while having my usually strong morning coffee.
The first email that popped up started like this:
“There is no right or wrong way to use this time
So cut yourself some slack”
Thanks to who sent that to me. You know who you are.
But intuitively, my immediate knee-jerk reaction was to disagree, at least at some level. Which means I needed to hear exactly that today. While some people talk about downtime and chilling, it seems I have somehow found a way to pick up the pace. I work longer days and harder hours every day. Weekends included, because we can’t go anywhere anyway – I tell myself.
Today is as important as any day to work on what matters most. Maybe you want to start a new side hustle. Or finally get started on that book idea you’ve had for a while now. No matter what it is, work on what’s important to you today. Cut yourself some slack on the requests and demands from others for at least five minutes. Or five hours, if you can – but that may not be a reality yet. Start thinking about what you’d work on. What would you do? How would you spend your time? Here’s a simple exercise to discover what you truly want to do with your life.
Today, find some time to do just that. Take a deep breath, cut yourself some slack, and take a moment to yourself today. And nothing else.
Let me know how I can help.