I don’t know about you, but I constantly feel like I’m not as productive as I should be. I have so many things I’d like to get done in a given day, so many hobbies I enjoy, things I want to learn and work on, that I end up overwhelming myself and then taking a nap.
I’ve written about this before, and how I marvel at people who seem hyper-productive. And truly, I just don’t know how they make it happen.
Now, I don’t want to knock myself entirely. I’ve been able to focus on my novel for years now and develop the discipline to get up early to write before work. But I still typically tend to feel like a failure in my days, in terms of not getting as much done as I would have liked, or not even getting the main things done that I would have liked.
I’m certain I’m not the only one who feels this way.
And I don’t really know what the solution is. Not be so hard on myself? Maybe. Though of course we’re always our own worst critics. Even simply making a list of what I’d like to get done that day helps. I do this every day for work, but not always for my personal life, which is where I run into trouble.
That’s really about all I wanted to say in this post. We’re always the hardest on ourselves and will beat ourselves up the most. Perhaps all it takes is taking a few seconds to think about your accomplishments to help with that feeling. Or reducing the number of daily goals to just one or two main items. Whatever works for you.
But one thing I think I know for certain, is that you must always keep going. Don’t let the feeling of overwhelm or failure stop you from doing your thing, no matter how much of it or how little of it you got done that day. Just keep going with it.
Eventually it will get done.