Welcome to 2018!
I’ve not been around much until now, it wasn’t intended but looking back now it was needed.
It turns out I’ve listened to so many life hacks, tips and tricks, that I’m using them without even knowing. I’m then looking back and thinking, well played David that was a stroke of genius.
The latest stroke of life hacking genius became apparent over the last few days when I realised I’d not only had a few days off, but I’d actually had about 8 days of doing absolutely JACK SHIT!
In terms of work I mean, the kids are still fed etc…
I was looking back at my social media profiles the other day and realised it was only Christmas Eve when I’d decided to down tools and clock out. That was only 10 days ago from the time I’m writing this. It seriously feels like I’ve had a month off! This is a good thing, I feel so refreshed and ready to smash it again.
I’m putting this down to something I’ve heard Gary Vee mention. Mon-Fri he’s generally ALL IN, then on the weekends he’s ALL OUT.
Over the Christmas and New Year break I’ve done this albeit unintentionally and found it’s worked brilliantly. For much of 2017, May onwards according to the stats, I’ve been ALL IN. I’ve been smashing the bejesus out of all thing blogging, vlogging and social media, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. I’ve struggled to find an off switch. In all honesty I don’t want to even press the off switch most of the time.
Christmas Eve came about and I planned on taking Christmas Day and Boxing Day off completely from everything work related so I could spend some quality time with the family. This is where the sense of all in, all out really benefits. I work from home so I’m around a lot however I’m usually writing, taking photo’s or editing video. Time spent as a family isn’t always quality time as much as we try to keep that the priority. Laying down all tools and being 100% engaged in quality family time was soo good over these 2 days that I just carried on until now!
After struggling through much of 2017 to find that perfect work/life balance I reckon I’ve found something that could work. Rather than splitting time or attempting to multi-task, I’m just going to go ALL IN and then have days/weeks to be ALL OUT.
Being a blogger/vlogger or whatever it is I am, I can’t say 9-5 I’ll be working because this industry doesn’t work like that, however what I can say is on X day this week I’m going all out. Social media will be off limits and the only engagement to be had will be family time. Add this to much of my work being family related, days out and nights away etc I’m positive this will further benefit our family and breed even more positivity into our everyday lives.
Anyway, welcome back. I’m raring to go again after an awesome break, where are all the brands at, let’s collab 🙂
Let me know if you ever go ALL OUT radio silence on work and social media, or let me have your tips on work/life balance… See you online @MrDavidShaul
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