If It’s Friday, It Must Be Jyll-Day

Fountain pen taking notes on Jyll-Day

If it’s Friday, it must be Jyll-Day! Being an entrepreneur¬†with 3 active business propositions (Veracity Technologies, ShockAlarm, and Barnwood Pens) and many percolating ideas, it’s tough to carve out time for me. So, mid-May I started an experiment. I blocked out my Friday’s just for me and it’s turned out great! An added benefit is that my husband currently has a 4-day work week and he’s off on Friday too!

What’s Jyll-Day Like?

We’re usually up around 7:30 AM or so and one of us will get the coffee going. Today, we brewed our special blend from Top Pot! Most other days we brew Joe Knows Coffee – Tall, Dark, and Handsome.

While the coffee is brewing, I attend to my morning reading:

  • Daily Devotional and Bible study via Bible Gateway
  • Read my Morning Brew (FYI, if you subscribe through this link I may get cool stuff)
  • Scan the top stories at Medium
  • Pop through the social media sites of my companies to see if there is anything I need to address

After breakfast, I’ll handle any emails that need to be dealt with and then close email down for the day. (Ok, maybe I’ll peek a few times!) I have a standing project meeting on Friday afternoons, but that runs so smoothly we’re on and updated in 15 minutes!

Creativity Expansion

I will work on a couple of online classes in either writing, painting, or drawing. I love being able to pause the video, try out the technique, and then continue on with the rest of the class. Colored pencils currently hold my attention and I love experimenting with different blending techniques and mediums.

Technical Expansion

Technology is changing by the minute, or at least it is to me. I will take a technology-related class and learn something new on a monthly basis. I like using edX, udemy, and SkillShare (affiliate link). I’m intrigued by single-page web applications, so that’s what I’m currently learning more about.

You Need A Personal Day

After keeping Fridays for Jyll-Days for the past 4 weeks, I am more relaxed and feel ready to conquer next week’s Monday-Thursday challenges.

I’ve been exploring this concept on and off for the past few years. As you can see in “Make Time for Writing,” it’s been a challenge for me.

I encourage you to take more time for yourself. You’ll be less-stressed, more energetic, and have a more positive outlook on life!