A lot of us are obsessed with being as productive as possible.
But do we actually know what productivity really is?
When we talk about being productive, we most likely relate it to accomplishing as much as we can within a given period of time.
But that’s actually not all there is to it.
Real productivity goes beyond that.
It’s not just about getting as much work done within a short period of time.
It’s also about your energy and mood.
True productivity means being able to do a lot while still being energised and happy.
And not just short-term but also in the long-term.
It’s about energy and mood management.
If you can accomplish so much but you’re miserable and drained all the time, that’s not being truly productive.
You can only keep that up for so long before you burn out and require downtime to recover.
There has to be balance.
Being too productive while sacrificing your health, happiness and personal relationships isn’t a good way to live life.
Work is just one part of life anyway.
As important as it is, we also have our health, relationships and sanity to keep.
We need to stop being so fixated on wanting to get things done all the time.
It’s time to think of ways to be productive while feeling awesome at the same time too.
It goes both ways.
You can’t possibly be 100% productive if you’re tired, drained, pessimistic and unhappy.
A truly productive person is mentally, emotionally and physically well.
Like a machine that works at its best when it’s well maintained.
Your body is no different.
Always schedule time during the day to chill out and ensure you don’t go into burnout mode.
No matter how busy the workday is.
Even if it’s just 10 minutes of doing something that you really like doing.
Go do it!
If you can’t find the time for it, that’s actually when you need it more than ever.
Go get things done while feeling awesome at the same time.