Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.Stephen Covey
I have spent my four-day weekend working instead of spending quality time with my family.
This is wrong!
As you may know if you are following this blog, many things have changed last year (see 100th post – a bittersweet celebration!) and, since last summer, my time has been extremely scarce. I erroneously thought that this was a transition period and that things would get back to normal afterward. Therefore, I have resorted to delaying tactics, such as my Post Formats stratagem, in order to keep up with the demand of my weekly publication schedule (i.e. every Thursday for this blog). However, not only is cutting corners against CogitActive principles, but this approach was not enough. I still had no time to work on the release of my podcast.
“How could I even believe that I would be able to devote the same time as before to CogitActive? With a full-time job, it’s basically impossible!”
Granted, there was an actual transition, and what’s more horrible, period, but my life will never be the same. I need to make reasonable, responsible choices that balance all my interests. Getting it all done – CogitActive, full-time job and being a good dad – is not impossible, but it should not be at the cost of quality!
How do you decide how to spend your time?
I have only 24 hours each day; it’s up to me to decide how I spend them! I have chosen to exercise quality over quantity!
There are limits to the number of things that can be done in 24 hours, and I think that the posts I have published in the past months are evidence of more haste, less speed. I have no choice but to accept that things simply cannot go on like this; I have to take the necessary corrective measures.
I have either to change my posting schedule (fortnightly, monthly?) or decrease the length or my posts. Although I am not a big fan of cutting a post in multiple parts, I may have to use this approach if I want to continue offering helpful, engaging and informative content.
Next week, I will put an end to the never-ending SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools mini-series. However, part 13 will not be my overdue verdict on Site Tools, but instead a quick comment on the recent post by SiteGround announcing the end of the migration. My review about Site Tools (as compared to cPanel), which is really too time-consuming, will be split into many parts – under a new title.
After that, I will resume my micro-entrepreneur mini-series, which is less demanding. This will not be enough for me to release my podcast anytime soon; yet, it will allow me to spend quality time with my family, while keeping with my publishing standards.
I wanted to provide reassurance that CogitActive remains fully committed to serving you with the highest levels of quality.Alexandre Seillier