118: Are You Really Being Productive?
Season 10 is all about bending time to make sure you’re being productive and filling those hours with what's most important to you. Are you really being productive?
We tend to think that the more items that we check off our to-do list, the more productive with are, so we feel obligated to try to do everything and to do it well in order to be "productive". In today’s episode, we're talking about shifting your mindset so you can embrace the idea of being enough, changing how we think about being busy & having an abundant mindset when you approach your time. It can sometimes feel like we're a victim to time, but what we need to realize is that we actually have the power over time.
What’s In This Episode:
Rethinking busy and focusing on spending our time where it matters most
How you can start being mindful about gifting your time
Giving yourself permission to pursue what's important
Start defining your own success right away
The big difference between being effective versus being efficient
What To Do Next:
I want to encourage you to stop chasing busy. Stop feeling like you have to do a thousand things in order to feel like you've done enough. When it comes to budgeting your time, it's okay to say enough is enough. There's no award for cramming more stuff into your day just to appear busy. We don't have to prove our worth to others by showing our to-do list. I want you to try to block some time in your day where you stop trying to do several things at the same time and you spend that time focusing on one single task. Try it for 15 minutes every day for the next seven days.
Loved this episode? Tune into next weeks!
"Once we make space for the work that is important to us, we are living a productive life…"
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