Home is not a pit stop

Chris Teague - 2 mins

What's it for: Taking time out for what truly matters

Who's it for: Most probably everyone who works

"Don’t be like race car drivers and treat home like a pit stop” HBR Review.

This quote stood out in a Harvard Business Review article entitled: How CEOs Manage Time and I can relate to this.

When things are as busy, it’s so easy to treat it as so; so this week I’ve taken the time to attend my daughters sports day. I’d like to say it was enjoyable, but the sheer chaos and disorganisation frustrated me; but then I remembered it wasn’t for me nor about me spending time with them, it was about what it meant to them to have me present.

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot especially since hearing the song lyrics below;

Daddy hugs his little man, says son I've got to go. He pulls out of the drive and disappears. As they walk back in the house, the young boy asked his mama. Where does daddy go when he leaves here. Well mama tells her little man your daddy's got a job. And when he goes to work, they pay him for his time. The young boy gets to thinkin' heads up to his bedroom. Comes runnin’ back with a quarter and four dimes. Says mama how much time will this buy me. Is it enough to take me fishin' or throw a football in the street? If I'm a little short then how much more does Daddy need. To spend some time with me. Dollar by Jamey Johnson