I didn’t have a good work week last week.
No matter how much I tried, I couldn't get into the groove of things. I felt behind in all my projects. I kept pulling onto social media and feeling like everyone else was light years ahead of me in various ways.
I was doing something I preach against all the time: looking to my devices as the informers for what to do with my days. And it wore me out. Correction: it has worn me out for the last few months and I finally reached a breaking point this weekend.
This pandemic has been rough for all of us. We were involuntarily forced into all sorts of “new normal”s that left us isolated and panicky. We are still here, one year later. And I can speak for myself in saying that I justified a lot of unhealthy habits because of this pandemic. I thought to myself, “This is coping. This is okay” as my screentime rose to astronomical levels and I consumed more TikTok videos than I care to even
All this consumption has left me tired, overwhelmed, and feeling chaotic and it’s time to steer back in the right direction. I know the problems and now I need to fix them.
I tuned into a podcast on Saturday about reclaiming your morning hours and the host said something that has haunted me ever since: you’re either being proactive in your work or you’re being reactive and distractive...READ MORE