Hello my loves. I am back from one of the most amazing vacations of my life and I didn’t even travel to make it so. If you tuned in today to hear about that though, I’m going to disappoint you cause that’s my business and I’ll share what I feel like sharing IF I feel like sharing.
What I am going to talk about is a revelation I had whilst on this glorious holiday about my big break up.
Yep, you read that right, I had a HUGE breakup, you might even call it a great resignation from TEAM DOING TO MUCH. It’s true, we are DONE!
See, somebody thought I was about to say something else but that’s okay, Jesus still loves you.
Here’s the real tea. I know I’m not the only one going through a version of this because I’ve heard these sentiments echoes with several folks in my circle. These past few years have revealed for me, myself and I am an intense need to do less.
What I’m talking about goes WAY beyond saying no to a few extra committee meetings.
I’m talking about days piled so high with tasks and responsibilities that the weekends become little more than prolonged sleep recovery sessions. You can’t find time for friends or hobbies or anything apart from work, work and more work.
I’m talking about when you have to cover the cringe your body does instinctively when someone asks you to volunteer for one more thing knowing that they are counting on you to help them out while also knowing you are absolutely are maxed out on your time and resources.
Houston, I had a serious problem sliding into home for the holidays.
It truly took the whole of my three weeks away from “the office” to clear my head and sort through my thoughts on how I would like to improve my overall wellness in 2022. So, here’s a little preview for you to wet your appetites if you’ve made it this far into this post.
1. I am taking on far fewer projects this year
As I look at where I chose to invest my time in 2021 I was all over the place plugging holes and chasing opportunities and I must be more efficient with my resources.
2. I am taking much, MUCH more time off
I have actually computed the number of days and hours that I need to work this year to meet my business goals and the rest of that time is for my rest and leisure. I laid it down in an HR document for myself and even enter my PTO days into my work calendar for the year. Now I can see when my work breaks are coming and there’s something so comforting about that.
3. I am bringing naps back into my life
Especially for days when the night prior I didn’t quite hit 8 full hours of sleep. I mean full blown, curtains drawn, soft music and my phone switched to airplane mode. My rest will be uncompromising in 2022.
4. I am changing my approach to social media
I have had mixed feelings for some time about how much time I spend on social media and whether it’s helping or harming my personal goals. I will really be digging into that analysis as this year progresses.
Thank you to everyone who rocked with me and the Write Addiction team in 2021. Here’s hoping you’ll hang around and share us with your friends in 2022!
Marta is an award winning filmmaker, writer and producer committed to sharing the rich and complex stories of America’s Heartland region. Marta wears several hats as Chief Creative-in-Charge of MartaGwyn Productions, LLC as well as the Co-Founder and Senior Grant Writer of Youngblood and Associates, LLC and Chief Operations Officer of Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services, LLC.
Marta is also the founder and editor-in-chief of TheWRITEaddiction. An online community of writers that publish creative and inspirational works daily at www.TheWriteAddiction.com.
Marta is an alumna of The Ohio State University and Tougaloo College with degrees in Sociology and English-Journalism and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and unconventional college sweetheart of 10 years, Terrance Youngblood.