This contributor post was written by Tiffany Moore.
One of the biggest things I hear from the creative entrepreneurs that I work with is about needing more balance.
I need more life/work balance.
I can’t turn my job off at 5pm.
I check my email all the time.
How many of you are guilty of checking your email as soon as you wake up in the morning? (Tell the truth.)
I used to be that person who would roll over, grab her phone to turn the alarm off, and immediately click the mail icon to see if anything VERY IMPORTANT had happened in the 7 hours I’d been asleep.
I don’t really know what I was expecting or what I thought I might miss, but it seemed like a very good idea to do this all the time. Immerse myself in email, to show my dedication to my work, right? Wrong.
I have clients and friends who do the same thing and are constantly lamenting that its so hard not to check their email as soon as they wake up.
My simple solution: remove the problem and buy an alarm clock.
By taking away access to your email, you simply cannot check it immediately upon waking, and the habit shifts.
Its amazing how simple the solution is sometimes.
Are you someone who suffers from a lack of work/life balance? What kind of freedom might an alarm clock give you?
How could you apply this simple solutions theory to other parts of your business and life?
(Remember: dont think too hard!)
*image via oohprettyshiny alarm clock green photo print