The last few months have been incredible work wise. I’ve been swamped with blog projects, we opened up our coffee shop and I’m consulting for two brands that I truly believe in. Yet at the end of many days, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. There was always more.
I’d look at my inbox or to-do list and focus on what was left or what I hadn’t gotten done. I’d look at Instagram and after consuming everyone’s bragging reels, wondered if I maximized my day in the same way it appeared everyone else had. What I had done never felt like enough.
Then one day, I decided I was done. Done feeling like I wasn’t satisfied with my daily accomplishments, done comparing myself to others’ not-so-real realities and done being so hard on myself.
I shifted my mindset, and instead of looking at what I hadn’t accomplished before wrapping up for the day, I took a moment to look over everything that I had gotten done. If I needed to, I wrote out a list to make sure I really understood how productive I was so that I felt satisfied.
The truth is, I AM productive AS FUCK and accomplish a great deal every single day – I just needed to remember that. And on days when I don’t for some reason, that’s OK, too. I’m doing the best I can.
With this shift to my approach to work, I return home feeling way less stressed, much more at ease and really good about my day. I operate from a place of sufficiency instead of deficiency which is an incredibly powerful tool.
Does anyone else relate to this or am I just a perfectionist obsessing over productivity?