For me it’s all about waking up early and taking a couple hours for myself in the morning. About four years ago I began doing psychoanalysis for five days a week—which has been a game-changer for me in terms of taking time to slow down, be human and truly think for one solid hour in the morning. After that, I typically dive headfirst into the professional day. It’s also been important for me to stop working at 7 p.m. every day, unless there is a work crisis. I go to bed early so those two-to-three hours of concentrated time at home with the family are critical. We’ve had a tradition in our family for years to try and be home on Sunday nights, the one night a week where we make dinner and all spend time together (including the dogs).
I’ve found the easiest way for myself—and others—to achieve this balance is to discover your path toward relaxation. Unwinding seems simple, but as an entrepreneur, business owner, founder or freelancer in general, it can be hard to pull yourself out of the “groove” of work. To maintain a balance, I’ve learned that I have to relax at night, otherwise I’m constantly thinking of work, what I can do to improve such-and such, or what needs to be done that moment. I also like to play video games. They help me focus on something entirely different from work, while still feeling productive. I can relax my mind to prepare it for my next adventure (work or otherwise). (Read More)
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