How short weeks are a blessing for my focus

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For the longest of times, I’ve struggled with weeks like this one, where I’ve had a couple of days off, and I’m starting my week when everyone is already in the middle of it.

Feelings of urge pop up, and I feel like I have to make up for lost time, that I have to catch up on all the things I have missed, and that I have way less time to do the same amount of work because I’ve started so late.

Now I realize how backward this line of thinking is. I took those days off to rest, and I would make a massive disrespect to myself and my work if I just reversed those days by overworking myself when I get back to work.

Instead, now I see this time restriction as a great opportunity and reminder that there are only a few things that matter, and that I can still accomplish many big goals by scoping them out and setting the right priorities here.

What would happen if you only had an hour available to complete the task at hand? You’d change the way you handle it, maybe removing optional parts that take lots of polishing but don’t add the bulk of the value.

What would happen if you only had one working day every week? You’d change your priorities to ensure the essential stuff gets done.

What would happen then if you treat every week, every day, every hour this week? Zero feelings of being in a hurry, vast amounts of focus, and a sense of happiness and fulfillment of knowing you’re doing the right thing at the right time.


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