Balancing productivity with doing nothing does not come easy. There is no question that I could be productive for 6-8 hours a day, working, working and working some more. And looking at my list from yesterday, I managed to record 4 videos for my journal course I will be releasing soon, met with my accountability partner, and decided to launch a Patreon community.

Yep, I veered of my to-do list! I didn’t review my social media nor did I work on the wood-burning. Instead, I chose to honor my own needs and take a nap instead which was followed with a day of chilling on the futon and watching crime shows.

I believe that if you are able to manage 3 things out of 5 that it’s still a productive day. I don’t think you need to be hard on yourself to check everything off on the to-do list.

This morning, I officially launched the Patreon and mapped out a schedule that gives me a bit of flexibility such as Mastermind sessions will be during the first week of the month – and exact date/time are to be determined as we get closer to the date.

I don’t really want to work 6-8 hours a day either unless I am utterly inspired and can’t stop working instead I want to create for 3-6 hours every day and know that I have done a great job checking things off my to-do list. I have 7 days a week to get things done. And while I don’t work on client projects on the weekend, doesn’t mean I can’t work on my own stuff.

My gratitude for today:

  1. Getting a good night sleep. I managed to sleep almost 8 hours.
  2. For Patreon being an option and opportunity to be of service and help to people
  3. Sunshine even if it’s windy as hell outside right now

I am excited about:

  1. Launching my Patreon even if it feels a bit scary
  2. Getting our property cleaned up and looking good
  3. Today’s Mastermind + Co-working Session

And on my plan for the day is to:

  1. Record the content for my journal course – I have 5 more videos to do
  2. Showing up for the Mastermind and Co-working Session
  3. Therapy for Lennon online to check in
  4. Write and send out newsletter
  5. Spend time on my art project

Balancing productivity with doing nothing is no easy feat and it took me a long time to be okay with doing nothing. Not every moment of the day needs to be spend hustling because the mind needs a break from all the doing!

Cheers,

Petra