Weekend Wisdom: Resist the urge to fill your time with to-dos and give your ideas and dreams room to unfold.
The work is never done.
Lately I’ve been digging into the disaster that is productivity and hustle culture and the pressure to do more. From tasks at work to everyday things like laundry and cleaning, we could dedicate every waking moment to work. It never stops. It’s too much. That’s why we play games like “catching up” and “getting ahead” to be more efficient and get more done but we know that we will never win that game. We would have won by now.
So I’m playing a different game. Instead of tricking or hacking my way into producing more, I’m giving myself some simple work hours. I’m choosing a gentler pace and a softer response to the call of more. I can work whenever I want and I love my work so sometimes it’s challenging to set it aside. When I do though, I come back refreshed and excited with more to offer.
The most important strategies to winning the game of working less?
1. Don’t measure who you are by what you accomplish.
2. Dump perfection.
3. Do things that are fun for you.
4. Prioritize rest.
Side note … I understand that working fewer hours isn’t an option for everyone and that some stages of life are more full than others but even then, there is still room for small shifts. I’d love to hear your recommendations.
Ok … onto the favorites:
This weekend, I’m reading this book.
This checklist may save you money when it comes to home maintenance.
If it bothers you when people don’t like your boundaries, know this.
Some great advice if you are feeling overwhelmed.
I really enjoy my membership here.
Things I enjoy when I’m not working.
If your closet is full of clothes you don’t wear, start asking this question.
This could be the start of working less.
If you are in a food rut, here’s how to get out.
Tune in if you are excited about spring.
This weekend, I’ll be having fun with this playlist.
A better way to own things.
If you have kids who love Legos, you’ll love this.
A guide to getting rid of almost everything.
Wondering if you’ve reached your clutter limit? Here’s how to tell.
Here’s where to get unstuck and reset.
This week’s Instagram favorite is from @rowhousepub to encourage us all to be our favorite self.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.
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