I’m practicing the art of working less right now. It seems now that my writing and blogging portfolio is relatively solid, I can afford to cruise for a bit. But it’s a gift lathered in guilt for me (and I would wager for many entrepreneurs); after a stretch of days of only 2 or 3 hours of work per day, I feel like I’m slacking off. I should be doing more.
I’m keeping on top of everything, but I still feel like maybe I should get ahead a bit, or start one of the new projects that are percolating inside of me.
Then I sit back.
I’m in the Caribbean.
I’m only working 2 or 3 hours a day (every day, mind you) and I’m staying on top of things.
Yet I feel guilty.
It’s almost like the 9-5 world has (still) ingrained itself in me enough that I don’t feel “worthy” if I don’t put in my 8 hours a day.
But I also think there’s more to it than that; I’ve been musing on my addition to the digital world (as much as it’s necessary for my living), and I’ve been wondering if I need a little weaning.
So, with this I wrestle – the constant paradox of travel, and work-life balance.
Here are two very relevant articles: one about the chemically addictive digital world and the new generations who are repercussions of it, and another about guilt – in this case, the guilt factor that plays into tracking our expenses.
Addiction to digital devices is a real thing. If you’re considering taking a break from your iStuff, learn what to expect ― and the benefits you can reap.
There’s a white elephant in the room; a dirty secret that most of us who track our expenses have faced…or run away from. It derails all budgets and makes setting achievable goals almost impossible. Read on to find out what it is and how to combat it.