There are definitely things you do that you don’t need to do. Nothing special. Just little tasks that eat up time with no real benefit other than they end up being done. Like some dull spreadsheets, booking travel, cleaning the meeting room before and after visitors.
They’re a time suck but not taxing. They’re just stuff that needs doing.
Of course, if you like doing them – to relax, to meditate, to get into the weft of what’s going on, good for you. If however they take valuable time that’s better spent on, you know, actual work, or maybe even actual down time … then you have a decision to make.
Do you do this because, a) actually, you secretly love it, b) you can’t let go, or c) you always think you know best, so how could anyone else do it better.
If it’s a), ok. Anything else, get over yourself.
Skippy strategy: Hire a cleaner.
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