There are things about myself I simply don’t understand.
For example… The more productive I try to be, the less productive I am.
If, on the other hand, I choose to be unproductive on any given day… I accomplish more than on my “trying to be productive” days.
This leads me to believe that the key to my productivity is to decide to do nothing. To forget about all the things that need to be done. (Because even with them temporarily out of my conscious mind, they still haven’t forgotten them.)
As soon as that decision is made & embraced, I relax. Allowing for a more focused, free flowing state.
The more anxious or stressed I get about my to-do’s, the more I procrastinate. The more I procrastinate, the more stressed I become. Creating a cycle where less & less gets done.
Take today for example… By 10am, I’d given up. I had a 1pm appointment, which I assumed would be the pinnacle of my day. Somehow, with the looming stress evaporated, I recovered & proved quite productive today.
I can’t help but wonder what other tricks my mind plays on me. How I might be better served by using my mind for (instead of against) me.
I’ll have to give this some thought. To see what I find.
But… From now on, I plan to be unproductive every day. Realizing it’s the best way to make sure I make the most of each day.