To Be Productive or Not…
The topic of being productive during a pandemic has made it into the New York Times, and this is very real, the likes of Twitter pressures many right now to do as much work as you can is present and well.
These are a few reasons why that might not be best at all…
3 Feelings You May Have Felt Already…
For those folks who are working from home and still in the job, the following are some of the emotions you may have been met over the last few weeks.
💼 Is my job even important?
Does my job matter in the grand scheme of things?
Is it even worth putting my attention into it right now?
Two scary questions that you may have asked yourself, a realization/fear that people are having right now is that their jobs and roles don’t matter. With all those fighting on the frontlines and battling the virus — it can help put things into perspective, even for those who adore their work.
🎯 I’ve got to meet my targets
Will, I hit these department targets…
My job is on the line, so I must over-perform…
Another two painful statements you could have murmured. Pressures at work might still be looming, despite all this, and that might have forced you to think about job security or even your pace at work as things roll on.
🌿 My performance has dropped!
This project didn’t even have my whole heart in it
I could have done better with this one, but my mind was elsewhere
The end result, your output may have even been affected. With people’s minds being on the news or on family members and friends, dropping balls might be a concern or even something you’ve already done.
2 Types of People You Could Be Like…
🎩 Embrace Change
You may have seen these on social media, the ones who embrace change or shout about what they’re doing in a time like this. This tends to be those who study new areas, move fast and grasp opportunities.
🥵 Warm to Change
These folk tend to spend more time getting used to a situation or change and warm to it over time. They don’t have an advantage or disadvantage on those who embrace it as they both eventually get to the destination.
1 Recommendation for All
With the feelings, you may have felt in mind and the type of character you might be, it’s worth noting this key fact before choosing whether you’re going to be productive or not.
- This is a totally new situation
Do what matters for you.
- Super Productive: Creating a new thing daily, side-project work, making new connections online, diversifying your skills.
- Mildly Productive: Working on yourself, without stressing yourself out too much and not pressuring yourself too much.
- Slow Productive: Spending time connecting with others, doing puzzles, chilling out, recovering the mind.
You can change your mind, you can have a good week, a bad week, but the thing that matters is you’re doing what’s best for you.