Life-Work Balance – Ep. 28: Live life like it’s supposed to be
I’m glad to see that more and more people are incorporating a more mindful routine in their everyday life. They start giving more importance to activities offline and they limit their online presence with smart scheduling.
I’m not saying that you should stop using your computer, that you should throw your phone away, that you should forget about social media, and that you should avoid global connections. If you have a business like mine that relies on online connections you need to use technology to find new clients and make money. What I’m saying is that there’s a balance for everything. If you are able to organize your daily life in a smart way (everything in moderation) you should be able to live your life as it’s supposed to be as a human being. Life is more than stress and deadlines. Nurture your hobbies, deepen your friendships, learn something new, explore new places, dedicate time to yourself, family and friends. There’s so much that you can do in a day instead of sitting in front of your computer (or TV), checking emails, and being a victim of FOMO. The way we were created simply doesn’t match the way we are handling our lives in today’s society.
One of the reasons why I wrote this blog post today is because I am seeing more and more influencers and brands promoting a more mindful life that you should adopt as soon as possible because that’s how you can stay healthy, full of energy, full of life, and create your healthy and positive future.
One example is the open letter to Elon Musk by Arianna Huffington a few days ago asking him to slow down and reconsider his brutal 120-hour work weeks.
Huffington mentioned scientific research regarding the consequences of lack of sleep, and she encouraged Musk to work in a better way that allows him to make his best decisions for the future of Tesla. “People are not machines,” she wrote, and I couldn’t agree more.
Ikea is the second example. They focused on the better balance between life and work in their new commercial (below). Getting off work and coming home and spending precious time with the family is all that matters to really appreciate life after all. The robotic man becomes a real person, a real father, a real husband.
My question for you is: What is your meaning of life? Working long hours, sleeping just a little, getting burned out because that’s the way to “crush it”, or enjoying every single minute of your life and taking care of yourself for a healthier and longer life?
Believe it or not, having a better life can be done. Yes, even in this hectic society. Just organize your day by adding those “healthy blocks” for eating healthy meals, sleeping well, exercising, taking a vacation and more, to your agenda. Try this for 2-3 weeks (so that you can get into the habit) and then let me know how you feel.
If you want to go the extra mile, unplug from social media for ten minutes, half an hour, one hour during the weekend. Or maybe every day. You’re probably seeing me less on social media, and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I only check updates a couple of times a day now. You’re probably thinking that I’m against technology. Quite the opposite. I LOVE technology and the opportunity it gives us to connect all over the world. My coaching programs have an attire section dedicated to social media and how you can us it to your advantage for a successful and profitable business.
I also have all of my social media apps on my phone with notifications turned on, but that doesn’t mean that I check them every five minutes. I just set specific times for that during the day so that they don’t distract me from my projects or tasks. I can tell you that my life is much more organized, it makes a lot more sense to me and to those who are around me.
Try to unplug this weekend, you will see how beneficial it is!
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