If you want to achieve more, you need to take a day off every once in a while…
Do you have a day off? I mean a real day off. Not just off. But off off.
With the internet, iPads, phones etc many people are rarely off off.
Some work all weekend. Others don’t. But most keep their phone or tablet close to hand and carry on checking emails etc.
It’s not that it is hard work but it is not the same as off off either.
When I lost my iPhone (canal, remember?), I loved being off off. I loved the “lost” feeling of walking out of my office and having no way of doing work. Remember that from a decade or so ago?
Not just off.
You walked out of the office and you were done. No-one calling you. No-one emailing you. Nothing. Yes, you might take some work home but you did it when you chose.
Not… drip, drip, drip… partially on.
Off off.You need off off. You need time to yourself. You need time when you aren't connected. I reckon a whole day a week. #IAM10Click To Tweet
The world won’t end. Your business won’t collapse. And you might just find that you feel more energised and more inspired and that you’re more productive and achieve more because of it.
Do you need a day off off?
(Thanks to Micky Flanagan and his fabulous “Are you going out out sketch?” which inspired the idea of “off off”).
Have a great day and be a ’10’.