If you’re wondering how to be more productive and get more done, but always get overwhelmed and planners just don’t work for you, this post might help.
Do you ever wish you could get more done? To go to bed every night having that feeling of relief and fulfilment, the feeling of, “Wow it’s been such a great day today! I finished so many things I wanted!”
Of course you do. We all do.
Well, there are some exceptions.
But, I think even Bruno Mars is lying, because eventually he got up and recorded this song. And then made his friends dress like monkeys to shoot the video.
Well, if you’re not having those productive days in your life and are kinda overwhelmed, I feel ya! I’ve struggled with productivity for most of my adult life and I’m still figuring out how to get more done every day.
Actually, no. Not how to get more done, but how to start and finish more things I actually want to accomplish. Things that matter to me.
I’m not a naturally organized person, but during the last 2 years I came a long way. Not very quickly, but with consistency.
I learned that time blocking, scheduling and planning even only 90 days ahead don’t work for me. I learned that at the end of a stressful, busy day I can only relax, clean my kitchen or cook something at most. Ah, that fun adventurous life.
And I learned that in order to get more done I needed to take breaks. That I’m not a machine whose ultimate goal in life is to finish a to do list. Or to stick to a “plan” that she or someone else created for her. My life doesn’t stick to a plan, even if I try really hard and force it.
But mostly I learned that I’m not a failure even though what all those books teach us isn’t working for me. Read the article to find out what has really worked for me and might work for you too. WARNING: It’s not easy, it’s not very organized and it’s not a quick fix – but it’s real.