This February I want to invite you to join in with as I continue my 4 Hour Work Day Challenge!
When I started back at work for the year in early January I noticed that despite a long and enjoyable time off I very quickly fell back into bad working habits. Spending too long on social media, thinking so long about putting off jobs that I could have done them three times over and wondering back and forth from the kitchen when I’m not in need of sustenance at all.
To give myself a bit of a kick up the bum, and in a hope to learn ways to curb the bad habits I set myself a challenge to only work four hours each day. To put this into context, last year I was easily putting in 10 hours on more most days of the work, and many extra hours across the weekend as well.
For the most part I’m ok with this level of work load, because I love the work I do and I don’t really believe in the idea of a work-life balance.
I love the way my life and my work are so mixed that I often don’t know where one ends and the other begins.
This challenge, also wasn’t about attempting to make as much money as possible, doing as few hours work as possible, I thrive on the work I do! I believe enjoying your work and finding fulfilment in it is a much better way to approach things than figuring out how do as little as you can.
However, I have been feeling lately that there is a lot of “busy” work in my day and that if I had clearer focus I could do the same amount of work in a shorter amount of time.
The idea behind this challenge was to limit myself to only four hours a day to force me to prioritise what gets done.
I hoped that it would help me improve my systems and processes, learn a thing or two about myself and have a bit of fun along the way.
January has been a very interesting learning curve, and I think it is just the beginning.
February I am keeping up the 4 Hour Work Day Challenge – and I would love you to join me!
Let’s hold each other accountable throughout the the month, share the lessons we learn along the way and have a few laughs for good measure.
How do you join in?
Comment below or send me email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know you’re in. Come and be a part of the Facebook Group and share your experience with others.
It doesn’t have to be 4 hours for you – maybe you already have such little time available that you want to concentrate on ways to get more done by working smarter. If you want to do 6 hours or 2 hours it doesn’t matter.
The point of the challenge is that we all work to together and help each get better at getting the important work done and stop worrying so much about the busy stuff!