H OW I P L A N TO WO R K L E SS
AND LIVE MORE THIS
made by Ashlei Williams
I have said it before and I will say
it again. I am a regular degular girl
just out here going for it. Please do
not take my word as gospel.
(Can you tell the journalist in me
gets antsy when asked to share my
opinion as advice?)
The task at hand for this article
is revealing my plan for making
Summer 2018 a living spree.
Admittedly, I do not think it will be
hard to do, as I just hit a milestone
birthday of 30 in April and summer
is my absolute favorite season of
the year. So, “celebration” will be
something like a permanent mood
for a while.
In general, I have four goals for
1. Take 36 hours off from
2. Sweat intentionally
3. Only travel domestically.
4. Explore the great outdoors.
Let me tell you how I created this list.
“Those who worked more than 55
hours per week had a 13 percent
greater risk of a heart attack, and
were 33 percent more likely to suffer
a stroke, compared with those who
worked 35-40 hours per week.”
- University College London
As a new entrepreneur, I have formed
the unsettling habit of working seven
days per week. This is not fair to
me or my loved ones. It has come
to a point where me-time “Netflix &
Chill” sessions involve my laptop and
vacations require a window of time
for me to catch up on work. I don’t
like it. And, I’ve decided it does not
have to and will not be my way of life
as an entrepreneur.
The summer is my test-run for my
36 hours without work rule. With my
unpredictable schedule, it’s hard to
say I won’t work weekends. So, I am
just focused on unplugging for a set
amount of hours. The goal is to get
to 48 hours without work per week. I
know that setting aside time will help
reduce anxiety, improve my sleep
patterns, and ultimately clear my