For too long, I tried to hack my work style to fit into the "typical" business routine - pounding the pavement beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, taking meetings anytime, any day, and pretending I was ready to "hit the ground running" with fresh ideas and new perspective come January 1st (holiday emotional hangover be damned).
Now, I chart my daily, weekly and annual business roadmap using my intrinsic productivity as a guide, not an arbitrary calendar dictated by Corporate America. And, I've noticed the quality and efficiency of my work improve drastically.
Inspired by nature and astrology, this is how I use the seasons, and the moon and planetary cycles, to create a sustainable workflow that's allowed for better career-life balance. I'm no expert - and, trust me, I was a very mindful skeptic at first - but the improvements to my mindset are too good not to share!
Katarina Kovacevic is the founder and editor of RUBY, a digital media company that promotes female camaraderie, supports sisterhood and inspires women to make a difference in the world. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and toddler daughter, and is on a constant quest for more mindfulness at home, work and play.