On Friday, I took a break.
It might be counterintuitive to imagine, a break in the middle of a tight schedule, just who has the time for that and is that really a smart idea given the time restraints?
Most people think when they set a goal, they have to work tirelessly towards that goal and weed out unnecessary tasks, tasks that often are connected to our personal relationships and emotional wellbeing.
I don’t agree with that method, as after all, we’re human, not machine.
So on Friday, I took a break and decided to have sit down dinner with my parents, something we have not done in a long time.
I didn’t think of it as a waste of time, nor did I rush. I enjoyed the conversations and savoured the food. Surprisingly, this simple task, when made scarce gave me more appreciation about sitting down and having dinner with family than ever before. Afterwards, I felt relaxed, more prepared for everything else.
Which brings us to today, a morning run outside and a quick meet up with a friend and now this blog post before I move on to other things. Of course, there’s always a sense of urgency in completing a project, however, we should never let this sense of urgency override connection to others, a sense of happiness, as true productivity is not just about moving a project forward, but it’s about moving ‘you’ forward as well. Remember that.