In our SPOTLYFE Founders Series, we ask our founders a key question about how they live out the SPOTLYFE values and intentions. This week, we asked our CEO & Co-Founder, Josh Schwede what he does to take back control in his life. Here’s his response:
Honestly, I’m not always the best at it. But what it takes is slowing down and thinking about what I want to control.
One thing that helps is taking a regular inventory of what I want to accomplish or focus on, instead of just reacting. This is especially true for meetings. We all have a meeting limit(especially with video), after which our brains just turn to mush. You have to understand what that is for you.
Instead of just reacting to my day, I try to be really smart and intentional about what I have the capacity to take on each day. Listening to my own early warning signals so I don’t reach my breaking point makes a big difference.
I also schedule in breaks, especially for meals and dog walks. It’s so important to fuel yourself throughout the day – from breaks to meals to time away from the screen. If I don’t schedule it in, it’s really easy to forget then I end my day feeling drained and exhausted.
Finally, I like to draw clear boundaries between work and my life so I set a goal to stop working by a certain time and I have a wind-down routine that helps me move out of work mode and into life mode so I can be present for the moments that matter most.