This is going to be a very short blog and not too crafty! Do you remember when the subject of work/life balance was everywhere? Speakers talked about it. Authors wrote books about it. Some people rolled their eyes at it! My wife and business partner, Darlene, and I are away for a short vacation. By the way, it’s not skiing in the Rockies. I used to ski but Darlene made me quit since if I hurt my legs, she’d have to get a real job! Seriously, we are somewhere sunny and warm and far away from Canada. I am really not as hard a worker as Darlene and being self-employed, we must do a daily check on emails, etc., but we make a rule that it’s first thing in the morning, maximum 30 minutes then no business for the rest of the day. I know this sounds like a “duh” post, but it amazes me to see so many people in what we call “Paradise” still on their devices! Seriously?
I know I have ranted about this before and some think I’m anti-technology. Let’s be clear..I Am Not! I’m pro”Conciousness”! Some people call it “Living in the moment”. Whatever “it” is called, ask yourself a serious question. When you are away from whatever you call your “work”, can you shut it off? Can you sit device free for hours at a time and not feel the “itch” to check your device? Do you honestly believe you maybe “missing” something? These are not questions judging your character, they are questions designed to make you “look” at what is truly matters. I believe it is the most important part of an “unconnected” life because “life” should be the focus. Your life! Aloha!