Just thought I'd share something with you all.
It's easy in this IM business to be busy. Busy creating products. Busy writing articles. Busy reading email. Busy doing research. Busy writing software. etc etc
But one thing that I think many of us might not be busy doing is "thinking".
I'm on holiday this week. I've got some web-access for limited stuff like checking my personal email, checking support tickets, etc, but I'm not "working" as such. Heck, I don't even have handy the logins for my sites' cpanel/FTP access, so I can't really do much.
But my brain has been working. Whilst I've been playing with my son and nephew, dining outside in the first bit of really nice weather I've had whilst off work this year, walking in the park, vegging in front of the TV in the evening, getting a bit more sleep, etc, my brain has been chewing things over.
And it's taken one simple idea that I've had on the backburner, and fleshed it out. I've now got a good, workable, and more importantly - easy to implement - outline of how a new service will work.
I'm sure if I'd been "busy" this week, I won't have had that outline come to mind quite to quickly, effortlessly, or in as workable a design.
Remember to build some time-out into your schedule!
* Play - REALLY play - with your family (young or old)
* Get back to nature for a while
* Go for longs walks round the neighbourhood
* Explore new places or try new things
* Sit in the garden
* Grab a coffee in a outside cafe and watch the world go buy