Being productive. There’s something I never thought I’d be saying about myself – but yes, as of late, yours truly is now, wholeheartedly a convert to the familiar, yet widely envied state of accomplishment.
I always believed that I never had enough time, given that I worked full time for 7 months, but had I known, that working 5 days a week, with a 2 day break would become a luxury? I might have reconsidered how I structured my day-to-day tasks.
Fast-forward a month later. I am a sleep deprived, full time student (4 days a week, 10-16:30) who works 2 days a week whilst simultaneously trying to keep up with a blog and Youtube Chanel and as of yesterday, now have a part-time internship, oh, and not to mention, I now live off Terry’s chocolate Orange, Maryland cookies and coffee. 2 days off? you’re having a laugh!
I gave myself two ways to see this situation, to put everything into perspective:
- I have no life.
- I am building my life.
Okay, so maybe binge watching #GIRLBOSS helped me get my sh*t together – but, some of it – no matter how small, was all me. I chose the later of the two options – to build my life.
Yes my week is busy, and I have about 3 mental breakdowns a week, but once I take a quick breather, and plan things out – it isn’t as bad as it seems, in your head.
“The camera adds 10 lb.” Think of your mind as the camera – it makes your to-do list seem much bigger than it probably is, and exaggerates a lot of crap! So, do yourself a favour and write it down, and you may spare yourself 1/3 mental breakdowns.
Keeping up with tasks has become something that I have to do now. If I try and procrastinate/ not get things done when they are meant to be done = I will, and no, I am not exaggerating – die.
Working under pressure, has always been something I preferred – I would always deliberately leave things to the last minute. I guess you can say that Pressure, pushed my creativity. Too much time = too many shitty ideas to come up with. What, I didn’t know, was that even if I wasn’t physically doing the work I was required to do, I could still be doing something beneficial and productive – Exhibitions, (quality) films, books, plays, writing, or even just unnecessary planning.
I’v realised that staying busy, and keeping myself occupied has not only given me a sense of accomplishment on a daily basis (ticking of items on a list) but I have actually found myself keeping up with such a rigorous routine – which to be completely honest, was something I didn’t think I’d be able to handle.
Ultimately, productively breeds positivity (with a side of stress.) I’ve seen parts of my life change that I didn’t even know needed rectifying. You end up not only getting things done, but improving your overall state of mind ( less time for those damn thoughts to circle around.)
But, on a side note, if you are struggling with the whole productivity/ getting your life together/ following your own path thing (and I really hate jumping on the bandwagon, but this one is worth it) binge watch Girlboss, because it will change your life (hopefully.)