Heyo, it’s Nik from Empty Your Cup.
I’d like to try making a change: Instead of sending 7 posts per week, I’ll send 5.
The themes will stay the same, we’ll just drop the weekends, so posts will come to you every day from Monday to Friday.
Three reasons why:
A balanced life requires breaks from even the best of things. Your spouse, technology, your favorite dessert, if you’re in touch with these 24/7, you’ll soon crave time away from them. It’s how humans function - and part of the definition of ‘balance.’ Chances are, you’ll enjoy our weekly posts even more if I leave you alone on weekends, not less.
Breaks inspire creativity. I recommend any artist commit to delivering 7 days a week on a project at least once. It changes your entire understanding of discipline and being a pro. But it also means that, inevitably, on some days, you’ll ship less than optimal work. Because you didn’t have enough time to process, to filter for your best ideas. Breaks allow creatives to let their subconscious get to work, and I know giving mine some space over the weekend will lead to better results during the week.
I don’t want to force work on weekends. Having done the ship-7-days-a-week thing for multiple years across several projects, I’m now in the lucky position that, financially, I don’t have to do it anymore. And since I’m enough of a workaholic as is, I’d now rather try to create some truly empty space in my calendar each week. So in a way, this’ll help me find balance too.
Let’s see how it goes, and, if it doesn’t work, we can always go back to the way things were.
Thanks for doing this experiment with me and have a wonderful weekend!
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