Readers of this blog know last week was an impactful one for me.
An intense level of burnout led me to change my entire workflow moving forward. That began this weekend.
Minus any trips, vacations, or special events…this Saturday and Sunday mark the first weekend in a year I didn’t work at all. No sessions, no planning, no creating.
I hiked with my buddy. We played chess. My friends took me rock climbing. Two besties are in town from Rwanda and Philadelphia (two equally foreign and exotic lands). We all got brunch in DC Sunday morning.
It was lovely, to say the least. There was no optimization, no brainstorming, no building. Just stories, laughter, and quality time with close peeps.
I love worky-type stuff. But space away from anything (and anyone) is essential. I forget that sometimes.
To “regular” people who enjoy their weekends, this may sound odd. But these past two days have quite literally felt like a vacation to me. I have to learn how to do nothing once or twice a week. Like anything, I’m assuming it’ll come with practice.
Days one and two are checked off. I’ve already begun the process of maneuvering my time slots with my weekend clients.
It turns out most people are accommodating when we simply ask for what we want.
I could get used to this.