Productivity Boost – Make a Playful, Creative Day for Yourself!

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Productivity – make it fun for yourself!

Productivity is something we all seek, and it can be a very elusive goal.

It can also feel, when you make productivity the be-all and end-all, like you are a hamster in a cage. Know the feeling? I think we all do — and it isn’t fun.

But how can you step away from the rat (er, hamster) race and reconnect with your creativity and energy?

Productivity and Letting Go

Letting go is a challenge when you are under pressure. But when your tires are spinning, and you’re feeling stuck and stymied, this is exactly what you need to do. Stop striving, take a deep breath, and take a risk.

And then what?

Give yourself a day (or a half day, if you’re not sure about this yet) to regroup.

Productivity and Your Special Day

The idea is to set aside a day for planning and playful productivity including self-care, self-nurturing, brainstorming, playful and creative writing, etc.

To start, you’ll need to plan an agenda for yourself. Remember, your goal is to give yourself space first to feel safe and relaxed and then to explore and expand. So start by thinking about self-care rituals that you find helpful. Maybe it’s a walk in the woods or a relaxing bath. Anything that lets you settle comfortably into yourself.

Let go of worries, self-criticism, and any pressures that are nagging at you. Clear space for your playfulness and creativity to emerge.

Next, you’ll want to explore the possibilities. Here’s where play comes in. You can give yourself tasks, like brainstorming ideas for your blog or for new products. Don’t worry about being realistic or about next steps – just let the ideas flow!

Boundaries, Creativity and Productivity

While it may feel playful, this isn’t about play.

It’s about finding your way back to your creativity when productivity has (temporarily) stymied it. Play and nurturing self-care help you tap the wellsprings of creativity that you have inside!

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Strong boundaries are key, because when you’re feeling under pressure, it’s hard to give yourself this vital, energizing space.

So that’s my question and my challenge for you today: How will you give yourself the space to create your own playful creative day? What’s your first step? When will you take it?

Here’s to your time success!

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