Jason ball, social entrepreneur
Working on a new start-up social enterprise, Pride Cup, while simultaneously building my campaign as a Greens candidate at the next federal election, sometimes I blink and my diary is full up with events every night. One way I make sure I get my downtime is to schedule in a few dates with myself each week. I know that sounds weird, but when I book myself in to have a morning coffee, a weekend to laze about, or an evening to myself, and it’s blocked out in my diary, it’s so much easier to say, “Sorry, that week is full up for me.” Because, visually, my diary is full! Since doing this, I've been so much more productive, because, by taking the time to ensure my brain has a chance to switch off, it means it can be at its best when it's time to be on.