The antithesis to what we are conditioned to do. We are programmed from early childhood and throughout our entire lives to keep working harder, hustle, be active, get to it, don’t stop…
Work less, consume less, have a simpler life, recycle, repair, reuse, don’t accumulate stuff, be free from attachment.
The reason that we need to work more is to keep pace with the ‘lifestyle’ we’ve been sold, where the only winners are the owners of that ‘lifestyle’ we just keep buying.
No one lies on their death bed and wishes they’d worked more. They wish they had spent more time with their friends, family, laughed more, travelled more, done all those things that work got in the way of.
Work less and have more joy.
It’s not about hard work in terms of volume of hours spent engage in activities.
It is about work less volume but going deeper into focused work so that we have more time for guilt free leisure and relaxation.
Putting things off, often occurs as we find work a chore and a lengthy interruption to the things we really want to do with family and friends.
Deep focused work centred on our priorities and goals creates our best work. This leads to greater value, a greater sense of fulfilment and thus better wellness.
Also, by doing deep work we get more done in a shorter time allowing more leisure time, more relaxation and thus feeling better and therefore more equipped to work better.
So being more productive leads to working less which leads to more time to relax, recharge and that leads to more productive and less and less procrastination.
Work with purpose and focus not long resent-filled days.