I used to wish there more hours in the day. But then I realized I would likely take those hours and fill them with more emails, more laundry and more trips to the soccer field. In other words, I would take those hours and fill them with LIFE.
I don’t need more hours – what I really need is more alignment of those hours with the things that mean the most to me. It sounds so simple but can be so fricken hard! What starts out as “one more email” can quickly turn into hours.
So, this holiday weekend I am doing some different. I am going to UNPLUG. For real. No email, no conference calls, not even LinkedIn (oh, LinkedIn, I miss you already!).
When my kiddos said they were going to hide my laptop, I knew what they were saying. They were saying what they really want to do this Thanksgiving weekend is spend time together. And I want that too!
I love my job and I love the leaders and teams I get to work with. I am confident that by taking time to really UNPLUG I will be an even more present leadership coach. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
PS If you get an email from me before Monday, November 26 it means my computer has been hacked! J
Amy Leneker, MPA, is a joy-seeking, optimistic recovering perfectionist and the founder of Compass Consulting Team.