Posts tagged quitting
Creativity isn't an accident

We're only given so much energy each day - it's a finite resource, yet people treat their life as though it's infinite. As though they'll be able to maintain a packed schedule full of things they don't love while squeezing in the things they do. Of course, we all know that when it comes down to it, when we have the choice at the end of the day to watch Netflix or work on our novel, Netflix will win out. And it's no wonder - we're exhausted! We can't emotionally and physically drain ourselves and expect to be able to squeeze in our passions in the last two hours of the day.

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Here are 10 things you should start doing for you

1. If you need time for yourself, just tell people "I'm busy" - it's a legitimate excuse.

"In a world of distraction and competing demands, mental focus is a scarce yet precious commodity. If you want more of it, you will have to be intentional about getting it." -Michael Hyatt

2. Stop checking email when you leave work - rarely is anything so urgent that you can't wait to read and respond to it till the next morning.

"“BIF” stands for “before I forget” and refers to emails sent on evenings or weekends out of fear of forgetting a to-do or follow-up. This sets a mutual expectation of 24/7 work hours and causes a plethora of problems." -Tim Ferriss

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