How snuggle time improves my work performance

Running a business is stressful. Especially when you’re a (fairly) anxious person to begin with. Some days there isn’t enough CBD oil on planet Earth to calm my work stress, but over the years I’ve found that snuggling with my kids before they go to bed really helps. Here’s why…

My children are still reasonably young (8 and 6, respectively). They’re still at an age when they don’t seem to mind snuggling with their old man before they go to sleep. I know at some point that will change (can you imagine trying to snuggle with your teenager before bed?!?), so for now I try to squeeze in as many snuggles as I can, while I can.

But snuggling with my kids does something else for me. It puts things into perspective. I have a great life, and I know that I’m truly blessed. But that doesn’t mean I always see the forest for the trees. When a client is unhappy, or a project isn’t going well, I feel that stress in my bones. It literally makes my mind race and it keeps me up at night. Snuggling with my kids before they go to bed reminds me of what is truly important in life. My family. Yes work is important. Very important in fact. But it can’t hold a candle to my kiddos. And that knowledge (and the ensuing calmness it leads to) improves my performance the next day at work.

I’m not sure what I’ll do when they’re too old to snuggle. I doubt I’ll be retired by then. Maybe I’ll have to get a dog instead…

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