The other day while riding the stationary bike at the gym, literally getting nowhere fast, I was reading an article about how to reduce stress.Conveniently I was multi-tasking because the pile of health and fitness magazines that were stacking up on my desk were starting to stress me out.I chuckled to myself.
Whenever I read something about stress it only makes me laugh because it tends to produce more stress, since stress is never beneficial or healthy.I’ve never read an article that highlights the benefits of stress and how it improves your life.But a little side note in this article was helpful.
Stress Keeping You Up At Night?
It’s okay not to be productive, at least some of the time. I think in this day and age where we assume it’s so easy to be productive and it’s so easy for everyone to get in touch with us to tell us how they would like us to be productive, it’s easy to get caught up and feel like you can never just relax. I know. The Type-A personality inside me has a very hard time relaxing.
But I’ve been working to get better at relaxing. Funny that I even make relaxing work. So I’m writing this blog for you and me. It’s okay. It’s really okay to just take a few moments, even an hour, even a day and just relax.
Yesterday I saw a calendar with a quote: “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” I thought about it and realized that I have to let myself enjoy my wasted time more. I think I should have made that part of my challenge to get in the best shape of my life this year.
Maybe today is a good day to go on strike against Productivity.