Take the time to rest… Don’t be at the office when you’re at home

One of the first things you will learn when you’re an entrepreneur is that the notion of office hours doesn’t apply to you; you could be staying up late, waking up late working on a weekend… Working from your living room or from a Café… Things just don’t follow a specific rule.

As workplaces evolved, we’re seeing that the trend of working from home or let’s say taking your work outside the office is becoming more and more trendy than before, with all the technology that connects people, and brings the world closer… You could be doing your day-to-day office work and yet be somewhere completely different and what was once solely available to entrepreneurs is not available for almost everyone.

This is a slippery-slope advantage, that made things easier and yet more challenging, as the more you can work from home, the less you would be able to disconnect from your work environment… It did start with the blackberry phenomena, and never ended afterwards!

This week’s tip is about how to take the time to REFRESH and to rest… but this time, the Right way!

I know lots of people, who can’t wait till they go to the beach while they are still at the office, and when they are at the beach they start thinking of the office, and the trend continues at home, at the gym, outing with family and friends… and the list goes on and on…

Once I was being hosted at a Morning Show on TV talking my time management book, and I was clarifying that we don’t notice lots of times that we don’t enough dedicate time to rest and refresh! it seems that all of our time is occupied with “Stuff” that we need to take care of, people we need to be with, and things we need to worry about related to work, life etc…

What I said then, and here it is now… “When you’re taking some time to REST… Then REST and Don’t Work… When you’re at the beach, ENJOY being there, and Don’t be worrying about what will happen at work the next day”, some people don’t even have the luxury of a 2-day weekend and they need to achieve that level of REST in just 1. Well guess what! Some people have 10 days vacation, and yet they still feel NOT relaxed..

Relaxing is almost considered as a state of Mind and not a time-bounded activity… But the key to be successful in this, is to give each slot of your time its worth… when you’re at work, WORK… and when you’re with family or friends.. Indulge in the moment and enjoy it, as if it’s your last!

Enjoy your Week!


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Samer Chidiac

Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.

The Monday Tip Weekly blog is part of the “Influencing the Life of Others” project


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