I have come to the conclusion over the last few weeks that I am not happy, there have been a lot of outside pressures recently and I’ve found myself in a bit of a rut, the kind of rut where you find yourself plodding along but don’t really seem to be getting anywhere.
I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.
Where am I going? well to be honest I haven’t figured that out yet, but I have realised that life is to short and all work and no play makes Andy a very dull boy in deed.
So what am I doing about it?
Firstly there is work, I spend about 3 hours a day commuting and its not really necessary, I am a digital worker so there is no reason I cannot work remotely and so that’s what I’m doing, I’ve taken a desk at DoES Liverpool, 30 minutes from home, and another 45 minutes from the main office, so easy for me to get to each day, and still easy to get to Manchester for meetings, staff training etc, best of all even if I work late I can still get home at a reasonable hour and spend some time with my family.
In addition to this its time to sort my work life balance, for a long time my home office has been far better equipped than my work office, the result of this is when you are a work you know you could be more productive at home, but when you are at home, there are lots of distractions so you end up being less productive. The solution to this is to move my home office to DoES, in fact I no longer have an office at home, this way I can try to create a real divide between home and work.
I have become quite antisocial, I spend so much time at work, and travelling to a from, once I have spent some time with the family there is very little left to do anything else, so time to sort that out to, I am setting up a maker day for kids called Future Makers, not only does this allow me to focus on something other then home or work, I get to meet new people and do something positive at the same time.
I am getting fat, no questions about it, I have clearly started to spread in my middle age so its time to sort that out, Tomorrow I’ll be out with The Good Gym Liverpool a community group that goes for a run together, spend some time labouring on a community or charity project then run back, Then on Monday I’ll be at the Gym for regular workouts.
Finally there is one last issue that I wish I could do something about, but is completely beyond my control, all I can do is be positive and more onwards.