Itâ€™s so easy to dismiss the importance of the small actions we take each day in pursuit of our goals. But each one is a triumph, and each one deserves celebration.
If you notice any of these warning signs creeping into your periphery, take heed — you’re on the way to Burnout City. Here’s how to escape.
People who get through the day in the hardest of circumstances, who go on against the odds — THAT’s heroism, not cold showers and running triathlons.
Holy freakinâ€™ schmoley. The holidays are over, the New Year is here, and weâ€™re all revved up to make it the best, most tail-kicking year weâ€™ve had yet. And if youâ€™re anything like me, youâ€™re staring at your huge list of things you canâ€™t wait to do/make/be this year, and youâ€™re thinking: How in the frack will I have time for all of this?? Well, Iâ€™ll let you in on a little secret: You have the time.Â Plenty of it.Â You just arenâ€™t using it right. We Doth Protest â€œBut, Cordelia!â€ you say.Â â€œYou donâ€™t understand!Â I have a job, kids, errands, hobbies, 12 foster catsâ€¦Iâ€™m absolutely swamped!Â Iâ€™m lucky if I have time to eat!â€ Well, anonymous italicized commenter Iâ€™m imagining in my head, if that really is the case, then you need to trim something, stat.Â I know ultra-frazzled busyness is a badge of honor today, but you have to at least be able to eat, sleep, and breathe on a semi-regular basis.Â I mean it.Â Delegate the errands, foster a few less felines, and learn to be kinder to yourself.Â Iâ€™ll write you a fake doctorâ€™s note if youâ€™re the kind that wonâ€™t slow down until someone absolutely orders you to do it. For the rest of you who do have time to eat (and accomplish a few other things), I repeat my original statement: You have the time. Whatever your dream is, whatever you oh-so-wish you could pursue but just donâ€™t know how youâ€™ll manage to squeeze it in, youâ€™ve got time.Â Youâ€™re just choosing to spend it somewhere else at the moment. Donâ€™t make that face at me.Â I donâ€™t like to think of getting rid of any of my â€œmust dosâ€ any more than you do.Â But sometimes you have to. Itâ€™s a matter…
Productivity is more than being in a state of perpetual motion. If you’re not using your efficiency on things that really matter, you’re actually wasting it.