Happy Friday, everyone! Another glorious weekend is upon us!
Generally, I’d say I’m a pretty productive person. I don’t really like sleeping in; I hate feeling like I’m wasting the day. I make a to-do list in my planner each day & make it a point to check off as many – if not all – of the items that are listed. I don’t have too much “down-time”; my days of kicking back with a magazine are long gone because I am always trying to utilize every second of the day.
Life has certainly become busier in the last few months. Between teaching, managing a new home with Chris (& by home, I mean 1-bedroom apartment), & working on this blog, I don’t really have the option to not be productive.
Yesterday, however, was one of those days where I just felt “blah.” While today was a little better, I wouldn’t say that the feeling had totally surpassed. All I could think about at work all day was coming home & taking a nap, which I did for a short while!
Although I didn’t have the energy/desire/motivation to post last night, I did get to thinking about how I set the tone for my days – whether they are productive or not.
I feel like the pace for my day is set within my first hour or two at work. I have my prep period first thing in the morning & what I make of it totally dictates how the rest of my day goes. For instance, if I immediately get into work & start checking things off of my to-do list, I will usually stick with this pace & keep barreling through my day. However, yesterday, a meeting snuck-up on me & ate-up the good majority of my prep period. I felt rushed to get “everything else” done before I had to start teaching, & because I felt like I had already sort of “failed” for the day, I had zero motivation to get much else done.
Admittedly, there’s not really much of a “point” to this post, just sharing what’s on my mind. I must have a productive weekend – those research papers aren’t going to grade themselves (although, that would be pretty awesome)!
How do you manage all of your daily work/life tasks? What do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated (in any aspect of life)?