Unproductive days are okay. Sometimes you deserve to relax. Other times you have to be productive out of necessity.
Regardless, you can’t work all day, every day for 365 days of the year.
Life happens. Unforeseen events and circumstances occur. That’s how it always has been. How it always will be.
We can have the best intentions. We can make elaborate plans. But our intentions don’t always result in the things we expected or desired. Besides, plans fall through.
It’s tough to feel like you’ve let a perfectly good day go by. As if you wasted 24 hours. But if you were happy, if you spent some of the time doing what you wanted, would you say that’s wasted time? Or would you think it’s time well spent?
Perhaps you weren’t productive in the morning. But what’s stopping you from having a productive afternoon or evening?
Maybe you spend 8 hours sleeping and lying in bed every day, give or take. But if you work hard for even just 2 or 6 hours, you can still get a lot done.
Never let one bad thing have a domino effect on everything else. Never allow one negative person to ruin all the positives in your life.
In a perfect world, everything would be optimized all the time. But you don’t live in a perfect world. So one day you might prioritize blogging over reading. Another day it could be writing over editing. What’s the problem?
At least you’re making progress on something. And you’re doing what makes you happy.
Productivity isn’t just about getting a lot of work done. Because there’s so much more to life than just work.
Maybe working easy on the right things is better than working hard on the wrong things.