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How do you rest your brain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Jones 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

How do you guys switch off?I am constantly thinking about work. Be it looking at someone's lawn as we drive past, wondering when I can fix one of my mowers, reading LJN posts, thinking about finance…Continue

Contingency for van breakdown - You need one!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eugene Baston on Wednesday. 27 Replies

I knew I needed a contingency plan in case my van ever broke down. But work is busy, life is busy and I've not quite got round to sorting one.Cam belt broke today and now my van is sitting outside a…Continue

What is the smallest roller mower you can get?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Kenney Oct 11. 1 Reply

We have a selection of rotary mowers in our "fleet" but sometimes they can be too heavy on small soft lawns.What is the smallest roller mower that people use? It probably doesn't matter if it's a…Continue

Clay soil drainage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Green Hand Oct 12. 5 Replies

Morning all, I have a couple of jobs to quote for. One is to remove a neglected and overgrown lawn and replace with gravel, the other is already gravelled but has poor drainage.Both areas slope and…Continue

 

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Peter Jones replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Half a bottle of single malt generally does it for me! :)"
1 hour ago

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How do you rest your brain?

How do you guys switch off?I am constantly thinking about work. Be it looking at someone's lawn as we drive past, wondering when I can fix one of my mowers, reading LJN posts, thinking about finance and the future etc.These are all things going through my mind during the day obviously, but also when I am at home, or with my wife or lying in bed. I even dream about work frequently.I do partially switch off if, on the rare occasion, we go to the cinema. But as soon as we come out I'm looking at…See More
3 hours ago
Andy replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"I've spent many years trying to perfect this "shut off". It's effectively a matter of "work-life balance" and there is much written about the ideal balance that should be achieved. But it isn't easy. It is very…"
10 hours ago

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James Brett replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Sunday is girl friend day!! I try and get back by 7 weekdays and try to get any admin done ASAP so I can relax. I cycle to so try to make sometime for that!!"
14 hours ago

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John Cavill replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Hmmm giving this some thought, I never ever ever ever shut off! Maybe I should?? :)"
17 hours ago
Thermo replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"I have a separate land line number for the office at home. it doesn't get answered outside of office hours, and nor does the mobile, unless its someone i specifically need to talk to. It is difficult to switch off as I do a fair amount of the…"
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Paul McNulty replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"I've never given my home number out. Partly because my step kids were younger and would answer the home line, but it's never seemed a good idea to allow the clients that level of access to my private time. A second number with an…"
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Gary RK replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"BT Call Sign feature...."
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Gary RK replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Using BT Call Sign feature on a single home line allows two numbers to be allocated with different ring tones. I used to use that as a way of filtering calls in the evening. "
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Matt - Johnsons Landscape Design replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"I'm exactly the same.. and since I quit smoking a year ago its been a lot lot worse as I've used running my business as a way to break my smoking habit i seem to have adopted a new forever thinking about/working on my business. it was a 7…"
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Darren Walters replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Yes, I have thought about this recently. On my van, it says "evenings" by the landline (home) number and "anytime" by the mobile. Which was fine when I started out and only had 5 customers and the occasional enquiry, but not so…"
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Paul McNulty replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"If you enjoy the job, there's no need to switch off from thinking about gardening: it's the business side that gets to you and causes stress. Being organised and getting the admin done and dusted is always good, but I'm rubbish at…"
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Gary RK replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Being strong with yourself about what hours you are going work, setting up specific times/hours after work for admin/quotes/repairs etc, ensuring you set expectations about accepting (ie no calls after 8pm) and returning phone calls (ie with 24 hrs…"
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Ben Marshall replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Yes Darren, as Andy says it really is a symptom of bieng self employed/the boss of your own firm, because the buck stops with you! As time has progressed i have found that family time and or literally forcing yourself to go away for the weekend/go…"
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Andy Kenney replied to Darren Walters's discussion How do you rest your brain?
"Haha I can relate to that Darren - I guess it's the difference between running your own operation and being an employee. I find it hard to switch off too, I prefer to think that I am always either 'doing' or 'selling'…"
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How do you rest your brain?

How do you guys switch off?I am constantly thinking about work. Be it looking at someone's lawn as we drive past, wondering when I can fix one of my mowers, reading LJN posts, thinking about finance and the future etc.These are all things going through my mind during the day obviously, but also when I am at home, or with my wife or lying in bed. I even dream about work frequently.I do partially switch off if, on the rare occasion, we go to the cinema. But as soon as we come out I'm looking at…See More
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At 17:19 on September 2, 2013, pete said…

Hi Darren, you wont see us as we're not sign written but we saw you go past the New Inns in Norton a while back... we're only there once or twice a week but pop in if you like, be nice to meet you - Pete

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