I stopped coaching on May 22nd, a day before my Fresh Boobs surgery, and I don’t coach again until June 25th. I knew this would be a trying, exhuausting, painful time for me in more ways than one. Yes, the physical stuff was a given – recovering from a Boobal Removal ain’t fun – but as someone used to being independent and nearly always working, I knew that Slowing Down would prove difficult.
So, how’d I make the most of it?
By treating myself to a MacBook Air and working on the bed/couch when I was up to it.
Limiting myself to working only a couple of hours a day, when I felt up to it. No pushing.
Sleeping as late as I wanted, and taking a nap (power or otherwise) whenever necessary.
Accepting help. Groceries. Back scratches. Laundry & dishes washed. Meal tickets. Company.
Watching the rest of Friday Night Lights streaming on Netflix. Sobbing during the last episode.
Then, when I started feeling like myself, I worked my way up slowly to email my web designer, asking for a website refresh and brainstorming the changes. I scheduled my 4th Annual Scholarship (applications open on July 2nd!) and my next round of Operations (Sept 4th!). I moved over to a new project management system and loaded it to the gills. I created my content calendar for July. I booked my trip to Portland for the World Domination Summit (yes, I’m going!). I rewrote copy to relaunch a product based on what wasn’t working (and what is). And I promise – I wasn’t working more than a handful of hours a day.
It’s also worth noting that I took long walks. I played my uke. I watched Law & Order: SVU (a lot). I Skyped with friends. I hung out with my man.
I asked my Clubhousers how they make the most of their slow time…and here’s what they had to say:
You know my Clubhousers are hustlers since so many of ’em responded, “What slow time?!” That’s how ya know you’re always thinkin’ and workin’ and doin’.
Now I wanna know in the comments:
How do you make the most of a slow time?