Energy is not constant. It depends on health or lack of it, it depends on mood and relationships, it even depends on the weather and our need to slow down.
Full speed may get things done, at least that is how it feels, yet productivity is not a result of constant motion. Productivity is a seamless combination of relaxed “work” in a healthy environment where one enjoys creating, writing, cooking, communicating and conducting business as usual.
We don’t need to strive for sameness in every day, neither in input nor output. Be active when you have the energy – go out and get things done, slow down when you need a break.
Less productive days give you:
- more time to be with friends and family
- more time to be alone
- more time to think for yourself
- more time to heal
- more time to dream
So, if you find yourself in a slump, don’t force your daily scheduled activities. If you can get out of them altogether, then jump at the chance to remove yourself from monotonous routines. Take days off, not because you are sick, but because you enjoy life!
A simple change of mindset can shift “lack of productivity” into spontaneous relaxation.
Embrace less productive days with an open heart next time life gives you the chance to slow down and see the details worth remembering.
What did you see today?