In 2019 I worked on average 25 hours a week.
In 2020 I worked on average 60 hours a week.
Because in 2020 Corona destroyed all fun social activities & travel, which is what I like to do in my free time.
Any week that I’m working, 60 hours is my average.
(During a launch week, it’s easily 80 hours a week. Pretty much every waking hour during a launch, I’m working!)
The reason I worked so many less hours in 2019 isn’t because I finally called it quits on work by 3 PM daily.
It’s because I took 3 months vacation.
And if you average out my work hours over the year with 3 months vacay, it came to 25 hours a week.
The truth is, I loveeee my job.
When nothing else in my life is happening, what I like to do for fun is work.
You’ll likely find me either tapping away on my laptop or sitting lost in thoughts about my business on a free evening.
The only way I’ve found so far to successfully stop myself is to go on vacation.
And because that wasn’t an option in 2020, I worked round the clock all year long.
Now I definitely noticed that caused some problems.
I did get kinda burnt out. I was internally driven to work, and yet exhausted by work. I really, really wanted to get away from my job at some times.
What 2020 taught me was the importance of vacation.
If I’m a work-hard-60-hours-a-week type girl, and I’ve come to the conclusion that that actually isn’t a problem.
It’s actually one of the many factors I credit my success to.
But it IS a problem if I never take a vacation. Because then I truly never have time off.
So in 2021, I plan to continue my work-hard, play-hard type life.
It’s how I like to live, and for the longest time I thought it was a problem.
Now I’m realizing we all have our own ways and this is mine.
As long as I actually take the trip and leave the laptop at home, it’s a work-life balance I can (and enjoy) to live with.
So wanna know how much I actually work?
I work 60 hours a week normally. But I also take 3 months vacation.
It all evens out in the end.