12 May

200th Post | Reflections

It has been just over one-year since I launched the first iteration of Keith Petri’s Space. After a few redesigns, opting to self-host and becoming albeit obsessed with blogging, I have realized why I enjoy publicly posting my thoughts online. I enjoy blogging because it allows me to flush out an idea, fully understand the product, service, technology, news or other topic I may be writing about, and refocus my attention on my work. Blogging is relaxing. I blog for myself.

Over the past few weeks I have had little to no time for myself, my family or my friends – let alone to blog! My two recent startups have required the majority of my attention. However, this needs to change. As I force myself to write this post, and ignore the to-do list scribbled down on a post-it note, I realize the importance of personal time.

Regardless of your job, what industry you work in or where you live in the world; personal time keeps you sane. Personal time keeps you healthy. And personal time keeps you productive.

Over the past few months I have not worked out, I have not relaxed with friends, I have rarely seen my family and I have, surprisingly enough, not blogged. So, let’s change this.

What suggestions do you have for me to manage my work and social lives better? What have you done recently to escape the perils of work and refocus your head? How have you stayed healthy and productive?