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I Didn't Do The Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt

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Packed full of thoughtful and thought-invoking quotes and passing on lived experiences of not having to be a Productivity Powerhouse all the time; you can just be a human too. It’s present in the ways we get to know ourselves, express ourselves, question what we believe, and discover what we want—it’s in how we live our lives. I listened to the audiobook while doing my daily “chores”, and that alone really boosted my productivity. It’s perfect for people like me, who are a little too driven, slightly OCD, and have some Catholic guilt!

It made it read like an academic paper, with the appropriate quote coming after the statement to justify it. The point is that if we begin by feeling the day can’t get any better than this, then we’ll likely bring a mood that proves it can. It’s a great approach for a productive day, but beginning our day with dread can make it hard to get out of bed. Perhaps instead of filling time, we can inspect whether what we fill it with creates a sense of fulfillment. she cares about the topic herself and spends a few years interviewing creatives to gain understanding on what works and how creatives find value in their days/weeks/years/lives.

It’s a spin on the “Eat the Frog” method popularized by author Brian Tracy, which suggests doing our most dreaded task first to get it out of the way. She tried so hard to take her personal and generalize it but the intensely personal would have been more useful and interesting. A remarkable combination: part broadside against our culture of frenetic busyness, part consolation for the days when things don't go to plan. There's the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don't want to do, and the thing we've been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. in the same way, you might explore news ways of looking at how your spending your time, where you place your focus and most importantly, how you treat yourself and others.

We don’t know where our decisions will lead, because we can only connect the dots once we’re looking back. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The guilt is so much worse than the actual not-doing-of-the-thing, and Madeleine Dore breaks down the issue with empathy. she's not proclaiming herself as a productivity or unproductivity expert - she's more of an explorer.We can learn from conversations, the problems we need to solve, the risks we take, growing older, rejection, and from discovery. An important case for worrying less about getting things done and more about the things that are worth doing. We are imperfect and bound to waste time: we put things off, become distracted, chit-chat too long with colleagues. Occasionally I get an audiobook from the library in a futile attempt to restrict my book purchasing. We don’t have to view every moment we don’t spend the way we expected to as a waste—we can simply appreciate the part it played in our life.

It was inspired by my conversation with a farmer who started his day with a dollop of clotted cream on his porridge. Even on days when we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed. the author is straight about what this book is, which is why i find reading introductions immensely important. There’s nothing inherently wrong with being productive—we all need to get things done—but when we conflate productivity with self-worth, we never measure up.Creativity is a vibrant, expansive, rewarding measure of our days compared to the rigidity of productivity. But if we are curious about the ordinary moments, if we tend to them, if we get the good out of every bit…what a life we will have created. There's the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don't want to do, the thing we've been putting off (despite it being the most important thing). There’s the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don’t want to do, and the thing we’ve been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. I was picturing a more practical Laziness Does Not Exist, and while it gave those vibes, it did not live up to them.

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