I began working remotely a few years ago because I felt it would enable me to get my work-life balance back; so I thought. But somehow, even though I swore never to get to that point again, I'm here. Can any of you relate? I have allowed work to consume me yet again to the point where turning it off leaves me consumed with guilt. The perfectionist that I am truly interferes and makes me fail at disconnecting every time.
So, this led me to ask myself, am I truly doing my best work when my mind is on constant overdrive-when getting to bed at a normal hour is non-existent? Being a night owl hasn't helped either and often the perfect excuse-but when is staying up too late-too late? I know I'm not alone and pretty sure many of you can identify.
Why do we fail to realize that in order to be true to who we are, we must LIVE our best life. Yes, we're all a work in progress and being on the grind has been instilled in us as the road to success. I believe it was a blessing for me to see this photo today because it immediately shouted serenity loud and clear and what it represents. It represents what I NEED in my life, and the realization that constantly being on overdrive -constantly working-constantly failing at slowing down and putting myself first is no longer an option. Can I get an Amen!
Back home in Jamaica, the phrase often coined, "no problem man" symbolizes a carefree lifestyle. A lifestyle I lived while growing up in my island home and what's missing.
In retrospect, I now know what I'm missing. It may have taken a photo to bring me to this realization, but I'm thankful it made become aware. It's time to rebirth that stress-free lifestyle back into my life, and not ever lose taking time out for ME again. "Yea mon!"
Now you do the same! :-)