I’m writing this post later than I normally would. It’s almost 11PM where I live.
And here I am writing up a new blog post.
Why? Because I slacked.
Here’s the reason:
Our new Vizsla puppy wanted to chill with me tonight. He didn’t want to get off the couch. Truthfully, I didn’t want him to either.
So, we laid there while watching Fear The Walking Dead. Or, as a lot of my friends would say, we were slacking.
But you know what? I’m okay with slacking. Especially when I slack for the right reasons.
When You Should Slack Off
We’re pushed to the extreme. Marketers, leaders, business people are always telling us that we need to be doing the hard work.
There’s times we need to have some down time. We have to break away from the routines and spend time with those that are important.
That’s why I put off writing tonight. That’s why I’m staying up later tonight than I normally.
Because I chose something that was more important than writing and sharing my thoughts. I chose to hang out with my boy.
To me, that’s what matters. And that gives me permission to take time away from important things that aren’t the most important.
When You Shouldn’t Slack Off
There’s also times when we shouldn’t slack off. We’ve got to balance our lives.
When I do the 8-5 grind, I don’t slack. I hit the office hard and take care of business.
If there’s a deadline, I push through and get it done.
There’s a time to slack and there’s a time to do business.
When it’s business time, bust your butt and get it done.
The Key Is Knowing
You have to know what’s truly important to you. For me, that’s my family (including my dogs), my friends, my church, etc…
I’ve clearly defined what gets priority in my life. And it shows.
Have you defined what’s important and what’s truly important?
By creating boundaries, you will know when to say yes, when to say no, and when to say not now.
Set the boundaries in your life and you’ll experience a sense of freedom you’ve never known before.