I love reading motivational quotes. Hey, I post them too! I’m all for having goals and working towards them, but I firmly believe that there has to be a balance between work and play, and both are necessary for achieving your goals.
I’ve read those articles about “working 7 days a week”, and “if you want you something you should go all out to get it” and if you’re working at the weekend or the evenings when others aren’t, you’re ahead of the game… and I’ve behaved like that too! But you can’t have the productive days without the rest days in between.
As I’m writing this today is a Saturday and I’m happy to say today I have done nothing. Well nothing which anyone would call productive. I’ve caught up on my favourite Netflix series, listened to some music, been to the hairdressers, had a lovely lunch… activities you wouldn’t normally associate with achieving your goals, and I enjoyed every second of them.
Ok I know what you’re thinking, but you’re writing this blog post… but the reason I’m writing it is because Ive had a laid back, take it easy, do nothing, day. My mind has had the time to unwind and de-stress. I don’t feel guilty for it because I’m not a machine.
Being 100% productive towards achieving your goals just isn’t sustainable. Even top athletes have days off.
Relax, refresh, recharge
It’s ok to take a break and do something for yourself, just for the fun of it. For no other reason, but because you enjoy it, and having days off makes you so much more productive when you do you get back to work. Batteries can’t run on empty and neither can you. So the next time you take a break, enjoy it, and accept that it’s doing you the world of good.
Let me know in the comments what you like to do to on your days off and if you find it easy to switch off from work mode.