The productivity problem – Update

Did I do it all? Of course not. But without trying to justify myself for not getting through it all, that wasn’t the point. The point was to put into clear words a few things that I want to do and start doing them to get out of the vicious circle of unproductivity I was in. And that I managed to do. I feel way more productive now that I got a few things off my list and just started doing them.
But as I promised an update, here it is:

  • Write two articles for a platform other than my blog – YES, one of them is this one on She Talks, the other one is on another platform but hasn’t been published yet
  • Write one article each week on my blog and put more effort on sharing them on social media – NO, as you can see, in addition to the productivity problem -article, I’ve published only two post in the last month. BUT I’ve been working on several articles. The goal of this was to get myself out of a situation where I feel stuck and uninventive concerning blogposts, and I feel that that has been achieved.
  • Finish one university course – YES
  • Write one essay for university – NO. I am actually considering dropping that course, because although the topic is interesting, it is not necessary for me, and I’d rather put my time and energy into other things.
  • Work out a total of 10 times – NO. I didn’t. I managed maybe half of that or a bit more. But I realised that it was a time for me when working out isn’t something I want to put as a priority. Rather, I wanted to spend time with friends and family before moving, as well as pack and get ready for going. Depending on how much time uni will take this fall, I would like to move exercising a bit higher on my list of priorities.
  • Get my room and bags ready for moving out – YES. I kind of had to, didn’t I? But that’s done and it was a big thing on my list that I kept pushing and which kept me from doing other things.
  • Start planning my personalised to-do list/calendar – YES. It’s a slow process, but I’m working on it.
  • Have three uninterrupted 1-hour poetry-writing sessions – NO. Honestly, I completely forgot about that. And that’s kind of a shame because it would have been very easy to do. But I’ll try to remember putting a time slot for that in my calendar from time to time in the future.
  • Learn to crochet – YES/NO. I din’t learn to crochet, but I started working on the project that I needed crochet for. So although the specific goal isn’t checked, I’ve made some progress with it.

So there you go. If you feel stuck, making a to-do list can be a great way to see things clearer and start working on them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t reevaluate them with time, change priorities and drop things that in the end might not be as essential as you first thought. When feeling lazy and unproductive, the most important is, at least for me, to get the ball rolling.

Have a wonderful new week everyone!

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