Being self-employed I don’t typically work 9-5. I do have a routine that I am incorporating into my working week, although I rebel against this. Reminds me too much of school (or when I had a job), having to be in a certain place at a certain time, especially when (with no exaggeration) I wanted to be a million miles away. Although the upside was I loved to learn and I think I learnt something at school. Yes, definitely.
Anyways one thing I love about being my own boss is the ‘freedom’ to go for a walk during the day just because the sun is out (for now.) I don’t have to ask permission (unless I have a client and I am with them, of-course they may choose to go outside too!) and I am a very good boss – getting out in the sunlight is a rule of mine. I also love doing nothing – I mean just staring into space for half an hour, it does the heart and soul good. See image. That is not me but you get the picture. 🙂
So doing nothing as a business strategy, I think I will make it compulsory and part of my weekly routine – may be even daily. Dare I be that bold. And if the sun is not out I have a sofa that I can drape over and gaze it out. This is time to recharge and not loop in negative or anxious thinking. OK, some days are more difficult than others. I know. Just be assertive with your ‘mind chatter’ and your thoughts are not king, or sometimes even correct. Who is in charge here anyway.
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