Five Ways to Switch from Hustle Culture to Harmony
Knowing & doing are VERY different things and great advice is simply knowledge when we don’t action it. What you do today becomes what you do every day. It’s the little moments that add up to your life. Life happens NOW, yet hustle culture is pulling you in so many directions and it doesn’t help that you’re all in carrying those distractions around in the palm of your hand.
When is the last time you checked your device pick ups in your settings? Sure we work on our phones, but it’s common to pick up these devices over 300 times a day. That doesn’t leave much time for focused anything, never mind intentional business development or executive decision making.
Hustle culture is sabotaging your future
The people in your life can tell if you’re drumming to the beat of hustle culture when you should be engaged in active listening. Body language conveys an astonishing percentage of our thoughts, feelings, and intentions. Research suggests that up to 93% of communication is nonverbal. The human body serves as a dynamic canvas on which emotions, confidence, and even vulnerability are painted.
When you’re constantly picking up your device, not only do the people around you see that you’re not present, but they have no idea if you consuming content for work, pleasure or secretly plotting against them. Hustle culture demands we work harder, reach further and neglect the present moment.
Living in a state of distractibility is not only bad for your personal & professional relationships, it’s bad for your health. You’ve worked really hard to get where you are. Being constantly distracted undermines your ability to continue to grow and thrive intentionally.
To lead with your values and bring innovation and curiosity to your field, to your team and the culture at your organization.
Shifting from hustle culture to living mindfully is essential for maintaining well-being and long-term success in both your personal and professional life.
Here are five tips to make this transition for a business blog:
Set Clear Boundaries: Establish boundaries between work and personal life. Clearly define your working hours and stick to them. Once your workday is over, disconnect from work-related emails and tasks. This separation allows you to recharge and focus on personal well-being. You can do this by adding a message to your email signature that you respond to work messages between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. Starting a visualization practice as you shift from work to home and vice versa where you first release your day up to that point and breath deeply as you envision the next part of your day going really well.
Invest in yourself: You cannot give what you don’t have. Your patience, your ability to lead and listen and think strategically are all part of your self-care stew. This includes getting adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in regular joyful body movement, and practicing mindfulness or meditation. Prioritizing your wellness is a key ingredient in cancelling hustle culture and is an investment in your productivity and creativity.
Mindful Planning: Instead of engage in the benchmarks of hustle culture by multitasking and overloading your schedule, practice mindful planning. Stop reacting and start initiating. Honour your priority tasks and lock them into your calendar, block space for thinking time and set realistic goals. Be flexible and break your day into focused, intentional blocks of work where you stack like tasks. This approach allows you to be more productive while reducing stress.
Delegate and Outsource: If you want to stay stressed and hustling, keep doing everything yourself. Embrace delegation and outsourcing to tech, people and delayed timelines. Paying someone or investing in a new platform that frees up your time for higher-value tasks is an investment, not a cost.
Regular Digital Detox
: Schedule regular digital detoxes where you disconnect from screens and devices. This helps you unwind, reduce digital distractions, and reconnect with the real world. Use this time for personal reflection and to regain mental clarity. You can read more about how to do this in ways that work for you on my blog here and here.
By implementing strategies that make sense for you, you’re able to start the transition from hustle culture to mindful living, ultimately improving your well-being, work-life harmony, and overall business success.
Where can you slow down a little, take a breath and be in this moment, this breath, this possibility?
Where we can bring curiosity & wonder as a leading state of being.
It starts now, in this moment, in this breath.
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Keep going, keep growing,
Lisa van Reeuwyk