This week, I’ve been in leadership training at work. I was really impressed that one of the first topics we covered was “Vitality”, which focuses on your physical and mental well-being. Things like healthy nutrition, fitness, and recovery.
There’s certainly things around nutrition and portion control that I can always work on, but what impacted me most was in the recovery area. How effective are you at work/life balance, giving yourself the opportunity to recharge, and being present. During this session, I finally admitted something I’ve really known for a while…I’m trying to do to much.
For me, this isn’t a work issue. I typically do a great job with setting boundaries with work and not overextending myself. In my personal life, it’s a different story. Outside of my day-job, I have family & friends, this blog, coaching, and training (with Ironman this year). And with my type-A personality, it’s hard to pull back and admit I can’t do it all.
That changes now.
As I prioritized my personal life, I realized that right now I need to take a small step back from the blog. Writing 5 days a week is adding more pressure than relief, which is difficult to admit, but honest.
So what now?
Instead of my typical Monday through Friday schedule, I’m going to back off to 3 days a week. I’m also going to put my phone down a little more often and focus on being “present”. That means you might see me a little less often on social media as I find the right balance again.
I appreciate every one of you and hope you’ll stick with me and I make a few changes. I love this community and the support you all give me! I hope I can continue to share with you, even if it is a little less frequently.
I hope you’ll take this opportunity to reflect on your own life and vitality. How’s your work-life balance? Are you giving yourself time to recover? Is there something you know you should cut back on that you’ve been hanging on to?