I’m working today, albeit with two kids home with the day off for President’s Day and there just so happens to be a Flyers game on at 1pm. So, I’ve set my to do list accordingly lighter.
I’ve been reading The Happiness Hypothesis and this was all the result of a realization that although I’m reading all these books on being a better business owner and a better coder, I really want to be more efficient as a human being. And efficiency sounds like work doesn’t it? Well it can be, but in this instance, I’m talking about being efficient in spending my time so I can be happy. And that means managing my schedule the right way. I think my expectations of the day are a big part of that.
My father used to require this hour of silence when he got home in the evenings. He wanted to be around us, but not bothered for the most part. I want to see if I can find a path around that. Working hard is no problem, but I am under the guise that when I find my passion and a passionate means of working, work will not wear me down to an insufferable human being at the end of the day. There’s nothing wrong with being tired, but if I require an hour of solitude to unload the stress of the day – I’ve done something wrong. Or sometimes (and this is fair), the day just sucked.
And to be fair, different things work for different people. I’m not saying what my father did was right or wrong. He was able to make a very comfortable living for our family. That said, Dad nearly (literally) worked himself to death. We all have our own limits of how much physiological stress we find comfortable – it’s up to each of us to be honest with ourselves and figure that out.
This week I’m going to get back to my normal cross training that I removed during the Gorilla Workout. That will be good news for my wonky left shoulder, that really felt the torque of all of those pull ups. The week after this, I’m planning on starting the Gorilla Workout 100 Push Ups Signature Workout, along with my normal cross-training (minus the arm workouts), and of course, my half marathon training.