To-Do or Not To Do…Not feeling productive; this is why.

Lisa Bianco ACC

To-Do or Not To Do…Not feeling productive; this is why.

How many times have you said to yourself? “I will do it when I have the time.” Now you have the time, and you are still not accomplishing what you said you would. What is up with that?

It is the right time to ask yourself, “Did I ever want to do it?” Saying it made you feel good because deep down, you knew you would never make time for it. We always make time for the things we want to do. Be honest in your answer. If you come to the realization, yes, I will never do it. It’s time to let it go. Stop having it take up so much of your mental energy, worrying about it and beating yourself up over not doing it.

If you decided yes, I do want to do this. The fact that it’s not getting done can be due to something we learned in Health Class. Do you remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

As humans, we all have the same needs. First is your basic Physiological needs; food, water, air, shelter, sleep, etc.

When those needs get met, you can move up a step to Safety. Once you are feeling safe, then you can explore your Social needs. You keep going up past Esteem until you finally reach the top, which is Self-Actualisation.

You have to realize you can’t move up a step until the current needs at your level get met. If you are not feeling safe, you will remain at the Safety level until you do. With everything going on in the world right now, this is where a lot of us are. Except, If you are a billionaire living with your family on a private island, you are crushing your goals. Everyone else, not so much.

As you can see, it has absolutely nothing personally to do with you. It’s all in the human design. You can’t control if you get the virus, lose your job, or if you can never find toilet paper.

It is time to STOP beating yourself up for not making most of this supposedly all this FREE time you have. It is more helpful to use this FREE time to stay Present & Grateful.

  • I am healthy TODAY.
  • I have a job TODAY.
  • I have plenty of TP TODAY.
  • I am grateful for having all my basic needs. Maybe too much of the comfort food. Is it only me?
  • I am grateful I got through today! The sun will rise tomorrow, and I will get through another day.

A good way to be productive right now is to:

  • Be gentle to yourself.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • BE ALIVE!!

Do this all without feeling guilty of not being productive. Actually, this sounds like an extremely productive day to me!

Still needing a little guidance on practicing self-care without the guilt, you can download the FREE Productivity Guide for Empaths

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