Anyone who has built a business from the ground up knows that staying mindful, focused, and refreshed is an everyday challenge. Today’s connected world, with its barrage of messages, emails, and screens of every size demanding our constant attention, can amplify this challenge. There’s an urge to respond to every email and answer every phone call, no matter the time of day. This state of being “always on” can blur the line between what is urgent and what is important.
As an entrepreneur who has built two companies, I’ve realized that unplugging from technology and carving out personal time makes me a more successful, healthier, and happier CEO. It allows me to approach problems from a fresh, constructive standpoint and be more confident in my decisions. Also, by making time for myself, I’ve been able to increase my productivity at work. What works for you might be different from what works for me, but here is one simple change I've made that has helped increase my work happiness: