I recently read this post by Tim Ferriss about “deloading”. This is the idea that you should schedule time when you lower your volume of work (or do nothing at all) and relax, have some fun or focus on other projects.
There’s a line in the article that really stands out for me:
“I feel that the big ideas come from these periods (deloading). It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music.”
On our travels, we had a lot more time to think about the future and mull over ideas.
Today, Hayley and I had an exciting conversation about the future, our work, what direction to take this website in and how to branch out and write about more topics. It’s something I’ve been struggling with for a while; what do I really want to do with this website? I came out of the conversation with a much clearer vision for the future and idea on what direction to take things in (not just within the context of my business, but my lifestyle as well).
I won’t share any plans right now (better to let things stew for a bit longer). But needless to day, the above quote is so true… You need to schedule deloading and give yourself time to think if you’re going to have a big breakthrough and make sense of all those ideas in your head.