Productivity and Motivation: Part 2

On Productivity…

Productivity and motivation is a complex issue in my opinion.

People say “productivity” and we think of the product we need to produce. Whether we mean it or not, productivity is charged with a complex definition; what you produce has to be something we can measure against society’s standards, and it has to be useful.

In society, it is very rare that we relate productivity to creativity, running household errands, or being productive. Instead, we congratulate ourselves when we push ourselves to do an extra hour of work, written X amount of words, and have bitten off a huge chunk off of our To-Do list.

What it would be like if we called self-care “productive”?

“What did you do yesterday?”

“I actually spent the whole day at the spa! Yeah, I had a massage, face mask, and a pedicure. You know what, I felt completely revitalised.”

“Wow, sounds like you had a very productive day!”

Instead, if we spend a day being productive for our body or mental health, we refer to it as a “restful day”. A day that we sneak in amongst all our busy weekdays, and then berate ourselves for, deeming it “wasted time”.

How Do We Support Our Productivity?

I believe that the best way to support our productivity is rest. It sounds counter-productive, and is often frustrating because we sit there after an hour of not doing our work asking ourselves “How much damn rest do you need?!”

But, there is a huge difference between procrastination and rest.

Procrastination is putting off your work. Rest is indulging yourself without worry.

The day I am writing this, I woke up at 9 hoping I would work through the day on one of my essays. I started to procrastinate, and the guilt-seed settled deeper and deeper into my chest. I wanted to go for a walk, and my eyes regretfully looked out of my window and into the sun. Eventually, I told myself I would grab a coffee from my favourite CafΓ© and come back to do my work.

Half an hour later, I was eating a carrot cake muffin, drinking my iced lattΓ© with no distractions, only peace, music and trees swaying above me. I felt so happy. Of course, in the back of my mind, I was planning my essays, turning over quotes and going over arguments, but in that moment I was being perfectly productive.

I wandered down to the canals, and enjoyed seeing little ducklings. I sheltered from the rain showers under bridges and smiled at everyone passing me.

When I came home I finished one of my assessments.

Sitting ourselves down and allocating hours to work, doesn’t always work. Rest. Be productive for your heart and soul. The rest will come.

~

Perhaps this helped, and perhaps it didn’t! I would love to hear what you have to say about motivation and productivity, and what you do to find it!

Look after yourselves.

Evee x

24 thoughts on “Productivity and Motivation: Part 2

  1. In this day and age I believe scheduling proper down time has never been more important. I completely agree that it supports productivity. I once heard a rule of thumb that said not to give 100% but aim for 80% instead. Taking the foot off the accelerator by about 20% helps us to go further. If try to give 100% all the time you’ll end up burning out much sooner. Then you won’t have an option but to rest. Nice post Evee πŸ™

  2. I agree. Procrastination means feeling more stressed when returning to the task, while rest leaves you with more energy and less stress.

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    ON BOYS AND GIRLS

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    ON INCOME

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    ON RELIGIOUS TOMES THAT LAUD THE MALE AND THEIR OPPRESSION OF THE FEMALE

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  4. ON SUCCESS CLASS 101 AND RAINBOWS

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    β™‘ Only YOU!!! Decide what Successful Means to YOU!!!
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    ON HAIKU

    β—‡ Parenting

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    It is because of
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    ON HAIKU

    ♀ Painful

    WithOut Pain
    There is NO!!! Gain
    Sunshine and Rain

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    ON RESTING, RECOVERY, REFRESHING, RESETTING, RELEARNING AND RENEWING

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    ON SELF LOVE

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  5. I agree that rest is so important to productivity. For years, people wore the number of hours they worked and how many tasks they took on like some kind of badge of honour. It’s okay to push the limits on occasion to meet a deadline or complete an important task, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

    Personally, I’ve always believed we need to take back our evenings, weekends and lunch breaks. And vacation is vacation. That means you don’t check your email or answer work calls. If my employer doesn’t like it, I’ll find one that does.

  6. Oh those labels we put on what we do or do not do or what others do or do not do. So we can ask: Productive thoughts and actions are [……..] and Motivation to do or not do are [………….] and as for the difference between procrastination and rest, that one is simply 100% about perception. If I stay in bed I might be mentally productive in resting and motivation to pee might get me to put my foot on the floor (unless we are playing that game and we have to imagine that it is lava). πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  7. For me productivity, as defined by society, reflects worth. I can’t just write a poem or produce a work for art unless I’m going to get something back for the effort. We have strayed a long way from creating for the simple joy of creation. We need reasons to be motivated, we can’t engage in writing a book for the enjoyment of writing, we must be able to sell the book to others. That perspective is sad, and misses the joy of creating for absolutely no reason other than the act. Great post. Thank you.

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