The ripple effects of productivity

The ripple effects of productivity

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.

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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!

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I gave myself two ways to see this situation, to put everything into perspective:

  1.  I have no life.
  2. 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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.)

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9 Comments

  1. October 31, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I’ve just found your blog and I totally love the whole layout of it and how lovely all your pictures look! I admire you for keeping up with everything, you sound so busy, I struggle keeping up with my blog just with a 9-5 working week x

    • theaugustclause
      December 25, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Thank you so much lovely<3 really glad that you enjoy the content! ahaha I have definitely struggled and it did catch up with me eventually and I had to let the blog take a backseat for a bit! xx

  2. October 31, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I needed to read this today, I am currently in a state of unplanned/out of control-ness. Once I get organized, I feel like the stress will lift and everything will be more positive x

    • theaugustclause
      December 25, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thank you for such a lovely comment, I hope that the stress got a little more bearable hun <3 xx

    • theaugustclause
      December 25, 2017 / 11:50 am

      thank you sweetie <3

  3. January 8, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Hi Imaan! I’ve sent a special invitation to your blog email address! I wanted to make sure you get a chance to see it in time… I would be so excited if you could be available for it!

    • theaugustclause
      February 18, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you lovely <3 really glad you enjoyed the read xxx

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