Are you taking productivity too seriously? Be careful not to get caught up in the hype and lose perspective of your goals.

So every week, I come over here and share productivity tips with you.

My goal is to guide you towards a fulfilling lifestyle without overwhelm.

I base myself on productivity killers you may not always be aware of.

I want YOU to be able to enjoy a balanced lifestyle while working towards developing your Potential and getting closer to your Purpose.

This is what I call Mindful Planning™.

Through getting to know yourself better, you:

While there are many ways to do so, my approach is of “one day at a time with Intention”.

Even though many of my clients come to me when they’re almost losing hope, I don’t believe in rushing in.

It’s normal to have a sense of emergency, but we can’t let it dictate the pace of our progress.

In fact, today, I’m here to talk to you about the negative effects of taking productivity too seriously.

Why do you want to be productive?

Yes, I’m asking YOU.

What’s your objective when you say you want to be productive?

Are you saying it because it seems to be the latest fad?

Is it because someone else told so?

Or do you truly feel you that having a plan would help you achieve more?

These simple questions aren’t exactly easy ones to answer.

There’s too much noise out there and a lot of pressure on performing to one’s best.

Despite me being a major advocate of Personal Development, I also believe you should be careful with trying to be perfect.

So before moving forward in your Journey towards Effectiveness, make sure you know exactly why you’re doing it.

Manage expectations

Once you’re aware of your true reasons, it’s time to get work done.

In the process, make sure you aren’t taking productivity too seriously.

Blocking every single slot in your calendar is NOT efficient, it’s stressful.

Although all the items in your wishlist are important to you, don’t lose perspective of things such as:

Also, keep in mind that your energy levels aren’t the same every single day.

They fluctuate a lot within 24 hours!

It’s not because you crushed your to-do list yesterday that you’ll be able to do it EVERY TIME.

And guess what? That’s fine!

Yes, should aim to achieve as much as you can.

Just don’t lose focus of your well-being.

How to be more productive without losing your soul. Keep in mind the things that are important to you. Learn why on the blog!

Stop taking productivity too seriously

After digging in your reasons to become more efficient, you’ll find it easier to quit taking productivity too seriously.

This happens because along with knowing and understanding your “why“, you’ll also find it easier to determine the price you’re willing to pay for your efficiency.

Chances are you aren’t an athlete getting ready to an important competition.

Therefore, you shouldn’t be considering sacrificing your entire (social) life for the sake of a promotion.

Yes, there are times when you’ll have to push harder. Students do that all the time before their exams.

Yet, you want to make sure you have a life outside your productivity efforts to make them worthy.

If you need help to stay on track without losing your soul, join other like-minded planners for accountability and support.

How to balance expectations for more success and productivity. Discover more about it on the blog today!

52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You

I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.

You can read everything about the challenge here.

How the 52-week productivity challenge works

First of all, grab a copy of the list 52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity .

After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.

On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.

I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week. 

From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:

  • Become more efficient
  • Save time
  • Manage stress
  • Achieve your goals

You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.

And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.

If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.

All that FOR FREE!

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See you at the challenge

The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.

It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.

Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.

I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!

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Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Expert. She helps busy career women create a productive routine that fits their lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.

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