Now that I knew what was important to me it was time to make some general rules to help me be more focussed in my goal.
I will not multi-task.
People who know me know I cannot multi-task. I am horrible at it. My brain automatically shuts down on one thing and concentrates on the other. Multi-tasking for me is like been a jack of all trades but, a master of none. I cannot fulfil both obligations to my best capability. If I am spending time with my family I should ONLY spend time with my family. It is a recent lesson I have learned instead of been efficient I was only twice as bad.
I will not compromise my time.
As an entrepreneur I get caught up juggling a hundred balls at the same time. Without knowing it at times spills into times for other things. I now guard my non-work time aggressively. I do not pick calls before 8 or after 5. I do not discuss business on the weekends ( this is a work in progress). I am working on shutting off all thoughts of business after the allocated time. I have learned if I am not strict about this everyone including me will abuse my time.
At the end of the day work does not define me.
This is a complimentary rule for the previous rule. I do not wake up and the first thing I do is work. I also do not go to bed work been the last thing I do.
Invest in thyself.
This is a new concept I am just getting my head around. I have a small kitty to do things that I like. Last month I went for a play that I loved by myself. This month I went on a day trip with family and friends. It is all about treating myself with experiences rather than products and things.
This applies a lot to my shopping. Prior to this when I went shopping I went without any directions. Anything cute I bought. ( separate post for this)
Start your day with a mental and physical check.
Now I would be lying if I say I got this one down. It is still a very difficult habit to form. But, the concept is to wake up exercise and meditate every single day. I am off and on with this.
Start saying no.
I am the type of person I will say yes when it is the most inconvenient for me. I then start doing things for others that will jeopardizing my quality of life.
My rules are pretty obvious. I Intentionally kept them simple so that I can sustain them. They are helping me intentionally live. That every action and every decision I take I am aware of and more importantly I know how it reflects on my own quality of life.
Until next time,