Productivity


Hi Brooke!

My focus right now is on my time – creating mornings and evenings I love, getting stuff done during the day, feeling more structure during my day, feeling fulfilled at the end of the day, etc. I’m working to frame a sentence I want to believe for March but can’t quite get the wording so that I can truly say I want to believe it. My current dilemma, I think, is that it seems I am either productive OR calm. But I want both. When I’m super productive, I feel high-strung and totally stressed out. When I’m super calm and present and go with the flow, I’m not as productive as I’d like to be to get everything done that I want to get done in the day. I am a stay-at-home mom with two young boys. I find myself thinking things like “I need more time” and, for projects that overwhelm me, like meal planning/prep, the thought is usually something like “This will take forever.” I have a hard time sticking to a time frame like you suggest in some of your podcasts…like what to do if it’s not done in that timeframe if it needs to be done but I haven’t gotten to the point where I can always do things in my specified timeframe??

What does productivity look like for you – in terms of when you are “productive” and when you are resting / relaxing? I think I need to change in my mind what productivity means. I picture it like the energizer bunny who just keeps going and going…what is a healthy mindset, in your opinion, when it comes to rest?? And what are your thoughts regarding this sentence for my impossible belief this month? “I am naturally highly productive AND calm. I get things done in less time than I think it will take and have plenty of time for relaxation.” or maybe “I accomplish more and more each day with ease.” But that last thought I hesitate because it leaves me feeling like I always need to be doing something “productive.” And my brain doesn’t frame things like sitting by the pool reading a book, working on an art course, chatting with a friend, etc. as productive. Please help me see this the way you frame it in your mind. Thank you!!!!