Some days go by way too fast for us to realize what actually happened throughout the course of that day.
That’s because we are usually caught up in someone else’s thought or executing someone’s idea. We are doing things and running errands to feel productive. We are at our desks following up with clients, going as far as staying longer than we initially wanted to in a meeting or on a phone call just to feel that we were productive.
We run around outside, run inside our heads, and end our days feeling unsatisfied and angry. For some of us, our days can easily end with us feeling uncomfortable and unaccomplished because we did not deliver what we had planned or thought we needed to. But you shouldn’t allow that to bother you.
If we’re going to all fall into the habitual cycle of a job, then the least we could do is to try and find a job that would appreciate us or make our brains work.
We shouldn’t dread finishing tasks at work. We shouldn’t feel that we want to run out of the office door as soon as the clock strikes time to leave. Don’t let your brain trick you into thinking an uncomfortable job is the way to live. There are always solutions available they’re just not easy to find.
What is productivity? Why do we wake up every morning ready to conquer the world? What if sometimes, just some days, you don’t feel like doing these things? Does privilege play a role in our lives in choosing what we are obliged to do versus what we feel like doing at a moment?
What if productivity chose to be unproductive one day? And this person just decided to crash on the couch, eat soup, and binge watch television. Do I feel bad? absolutely. How often do I feel this way? Barely. So there you have it. I am always running running after what I want and looking for answers. I never found them yet but I’m working on it.
Reflecting on your day is very important. At the end of each day, ask yourself: what didn’t serve me today? what went wrong?