Are you taking productivity too seriously? Be careful not to get caught up in the hype and lose perspective on 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 feeling overwhelmed.

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

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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 adverse effects of taking productivity too seriously.

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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 you 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.

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Manage expectations

Once you’re aware of your real 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.

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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 on your well-being.

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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.

It 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 for a prestigious 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.

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Before you go

Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?

Do you overplan?

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Debbie Rodrigues
Productivity Life Coach
Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Life Coach. She helps overwhelmed active women define realistic priorities to overcome procrastination and develop a fulfilling lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.