I got myself to do a fair bit of reading, writing, sketching, and working out today, which is extremely surprising to me because I’ve only had six hours of sleep and I mostly just breezed along these tasks like they weren’t hard to accomplish at all. These days, I’ve been noticing a sudden shift in the way I approach my tasks, even if there is a lot to do. I see no point in trying to force myself to do something that I am not in the headspace for and it has greatly helped me manage my routine better.
Maybe the reason is that I no longer see the need to force myself to do something just for the sake of being productive because I already know that I will get things done in time. Sometimes, we need to have that kind of faith in ourselves.
I have completed all the tasks I had given myself for the day, and a little more. If everything goes well, I will be able to make a lot more progress on my artwork tomorrow and work on something new for the blog as well. I think that I am slowly getting back to the process of actually thinking through what I want to put out there in the world every single day, and it hasn’t been the easiest thing to do so far. But I know that it willl come to me eventually, if I give myself that space.
And sometimes, all we really need is the space to grow and allow ourselves to do things at our own pace. Forcing something to happen is in no way going to work, as I have already figured out in the last month. Maybe we should focus on the root of the problem, which, in most cases, is always exhaustion.
So, why are we exhausted to an extent where we cannot even let ourselves be productive, exactly? Where are we going wrong and what can be done to fix it?
It’s simple. Get ample rest and me-time.
I have noticed that when my brain is well-rested, I have better ideas and a lot more energy to actually work on making them happen. I can’t say for sure that this will work for everyone, but we can always start somewhere and see where it takes us. It is, however, extremely important to listen to what message our bodies and minds are sending us in order to function better.
Maybe, if we all focused just a little more on how to maintain a balance between aiming for high productivity and allowing ourselves some down-time, we would be better able to work through our problems. It’s worth a try, isn’t it?
Just leaving this here for you to think about. Xx