Did you see this LinkedIN article?
Robert Glazer, founder and CEO at Acceleration Partners, recently published the LinkedIN article, It’s Time To End The Work Life Balance Myth. Glazer makes the point that, “Balance might conjure up an image of someone working from home on their laptop with a child on their lap. That’s not what anyone really wants, that’s compromise on both ends.” He also presented a helpful perspective on the matter and a great solution to the problem.
PERSPECTIVE – “Rather than balance, what I believe we really want is the ability to be truly present in our work and in our lives outside work. We are seeking meaningful, uninterrupted, “all in” experiences at each end of the work/life spectrum, which will naturally cycle at different times. There often won’t be balance within a week or a day and hours aren’t the determinant of quality.”
SOLUTION – “Don’t break your days into hours — break your weeks into days. …try dividing your schedule by weeks, not just days. Wednesday is always meeting day. Monday is my think day. I usually clear my calendar for Monday, unless something urgent comes up. …embracing a weekly cadence prevents wasting time and mental energy toggling between different tasks.”
I like the idea of dividing my schedule by the days of the week, not the hours of the day. Monday, in the future, will be Reliable Tech News writing day!