So on Wednesday I noticed that I have been working very long days. And although I don't mind doing this, I am well aware that rest is also part of the productivity equation. This is what happened next:

That's right, I cleared my calendar (and Things todo list for that matter) for the entire entire weekend. No obligations whatsoever.

Knowing myself, I set some ground rules for the weekend.

  • No laptop
  • No iPad
  • Not checking email on my phone (I even went as far as removing my email apps from my iPhone)

There was only one slip up while I was reading the Financial Times Weekend. I saw an article that was relevant to something I had discussed with a client of mine, so I took a photo and added it to our Basecamp project.

Other than that, the weekend went great. And guess what? It's Monday morning now, I feel energized, went through my emails and there was nothing there that couldn't wait until Monday.

Who knows, maybe I'll do this again next weekend.

Being Mindful About Work