I get up whenever I feel like it in the morning and I motor through my list of intentions for the day until lunchtime or just beyond. At some point I force myself to stop working and go for a lie down. I might read or stroke the cat or have a little sleep or meditate, or all of the above. Whatever. I take a break in my day. Rather a long one. Up to four hours usually between 2 and 6 p.m. Very Mediterranean, me.
Then I come back to my desk and finish off. And typically I don’t stop until it’s done, I power on through.
This is markedly different from the way I have worked all my life in that I used only to allow myself breaks when I had done all my work. Now I am experimenting with leaving certain things undone and coming to feel confident that good ideas will occur to me for blog posts while I am creatively napping, or solutions to clients’ problems or my own problems come to that.
It isn’t that I am thinking about my work either, quite the reverse. I am stepping out of seeking solutions and brilliant ideas and allowing them to come to me instead.
I like it. It’s working. Wanna have a go and let me know what happens?