#StrategySunday? No. It’s Serenity Sunday.
Beginning Tuesday, I’m going to be taking a little over a week off.
I already have a to-do list shaping up for the duration of my break, which I will add to, or subtract from, as I see fit.
So far as work is concerned, I will still be publishing daily, but other than that, I will only be handling edits on work already completed.
First and foremost, I’m looking forward to having a bit of time off. I already started offloading a bit mid-May because I was beginning to feel fatigue settle in.
Having come to this point, I don’t think I’m in as bad shape as I originally thought I was, but in preparation for the velocity and volume of coursework and work I have coming up, recharging seems like a wise choice.
I will be making exercise, getting some sun, and resting a priority.
Secondly, this will likely prove an important time of reflection.
I have spent the last year or so experimenting with a variety of platforms and project ideas. And now I’m ready to cull the project list, drop what simply doesn’t make sense to work on anymore, and put more time, energy, and resources into the ones that excite me most while serving a pragmatic function.
I already have some ideas shaping up that I feel excited about, and this is a good reminder that I shouldn’t spend all day every day working. Leaving space allows for new ideas to form.
My reflections from Vernon were important, at least to the extent that I retained a general (rather than specific) set of intentions from that point forward. But I have a feeling what comes out of my reflections during this break will be more laser targeted to current projects and goals.
Thirdly, I will be spending time cleaning up, getting organized, and hopefully getting a new office space set up so that I have a better environment to work, record, and film in.
To this point, I’ve either been working in the kitchen, in the living room on a coffee table (usually quite awkwardly), and sometimes even in bed.
I also like working in coffeehouses at least once per week, but that has mostly been a no-go with rolling lockdown restrictions.
I have a study that has remained unused to this point, so I will either be setting up there, or in the bedroom that I don’t use.
The point is, I need to create a space that I find a joy to work in – one where I can be inspired and comfortable.
At the end of the day, I’m not overly ambitious. If I find the need to spend most of my time laying in bed, so be it. That’s probably what I need most right now.
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