So in the last month or so I've been in work a lot more than usual. When I say a lot more, I'm talking maybe an extra hour or two a day (when I don't necessarily need to be there).
You might think I'm a bit crazy and at first I did too. Due to whatever reason, I was getting to work waaay earlier than I needed to and found myself just getting stuff done. I am that person who thrives on productivity and there is some loose wire in my brain that seems to love it when I can plan my day, write lists and tick everything off - and then possibly write things down on the list that I've already done just so I can tick them off. Yes, I know it sounds crazy!
What I found though, that being in work longer than I needed to be was actually really good for me. Obviously I love my business and find myself working 'on' it when I'm not 'in' it, but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming - especially when you're self employed like me. However, I found that by being there more and doing more made me want to do even more. I've really enjoyed it, like the place has become even more of a second home than it was before.
So what's my point? Why am I rambling on about this? Well, I believe the more you give, the more you get and this is so right in work too. When you spend more time there (than just the bare minimum) it all means just that bit more. You've given even more of you and you actually start to enjoy being there. It's like you can re-wire your brain and I can honestly say that I have loved being in work more. I feel more passion for my job when I'm there and I actually enjoy it more.
So, don't think I'm totally mad, but maybe for the next few weeks focus on something that you want to get more from. Maybe it's your job, your home, your relationships... whatever it is and spend more time with it. Maybe go into work 30 minutes earlier and get some jobs done that have been hanging around for days. Struggling in a relationship? Maybe give that person more of your time, even if you don't want to at first. Even if it is about your health and lifestyle, focus more on yourself, cooking instead of getting take out, going to the gym or taking a walk after dinner instead of sitting on the couch. Whatever it may be, just try it for a couple of weeks and give just that bit more, it might just surprise you!
Thanks so much for reading,