Not Productive? That’s Okay!

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.

Not Productive? That’s Okay!2017-09-12T19:31:42-04:00

Type A

I think it’s safe to say that I am a Type-A personality. I’m competitive, driven, a perfectionist, I’m often in a rush, hate wasting time, and constantly in motion. As with anything there is a good and bad that comes with this (very generalized) category that I have clumped myself in.

But as a Type-A personality I’d like to speak to all the other Type-A’s out there. Type-A people are individuals who will do full push ups even when they shouldn’t because they aren’t strong enough or it hurts there shoulders, elbows or wrists. We will literally muscle through everything, but that doesn’t help our body get stronger.

We’ll work through an injury, frustrated with ourselves that we are hindered, when the best thing we can do for ourselves is take a break or adjust so that we can slowly rebuild strength without injuring ourselves more.

I know it can be hard, but sometime to be the best you can be you’ve got to rein yourself in a little. Simon and Garfunkel got it right: “Slow down you move to fast. You’ve got to make the morning last.” Instead of the […]

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