Book Review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington
When I quit my job last year to start up a business by myself, I wasn’t entirely sure where to start, I just knew that I had to do it. I had read a couple of articles about women being burnt out working way too much and stressing far too much about everything in life apart from what really matters: health, love and family.
We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
I went back to Morocco last year and I needed a really good book to sink my teeth into and this was it. I had been a little down and lacking in direction in my life and my career. I needed a break and a fresh way of thinking. That’s what Thrive gave me. Arianna’s wake up call was collapsing at home after working far too hard and not putting herself first. She started to spend time looking after her health, focusing on her wellbeing and happiness and now has a much more successful life and business as a result. Great lady.
Turn off all notifications; you should control when you want information, not the reverse.
I love this quote and I’ve been trying to live by it. Just over 6 months ago, my life was controlled by my inbox. Today, not so much. I run an online business, but the world does not end if I take a lunch break or go for a run. I’m not quite at the point where I only check my email twice a day but that’s more out of eagerness rather then fear, so I am absolutely fine with that. And when I do realise that I’m checking it out of routine, I change it up. I go and make a cup of tea or cast an eye over my to do list to refocus my mind.
Everything you do, you’ll do better with a good night’s sleep.
Read the book. Change your life. Focus on you. Buy it here: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life