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.