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:
- Getting a good night sleep. I managed to sleep almost 8 hours.
- For Patreon being an option and opportunity to be of service and help to people
- Sunshine even if it’s windy as hell outside right now
I am excited about:
- Launching my Patreon even if it feels a bit scary
- Getting our property cleaned up and looking good
- Today’s Mastermind + Co-working Session
And on my plan for the day is to:
- Record the content for my journal course – I have 5 more videos to do
- Showing up for the Mastermind and Co-working Session
- Therapy for Lennon online to check in
- Write and send out newsletter
- 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!