Many people including me are productivity junkies nowadays. I used to slice my day into hourly units. 0630am wake-up and work-out. 0630am breakfast. 0700am way to work. 5-6 meals every 3 hours. Structured busyness is great to pow down roadblocks and slay dragons along the way. Yet slowly I felt exhaustion creeping up. What happened?
Busyness can make you addicted and overshoot the mark
If you push for success, it will inevitably show up. You create your own future with immediate effective actions. Successes satisfy your brain and make you feel good. You throw something in. You get something out. If it’s the desired outcome, you soon behave like a Pavlonian dog.
However, everything in your life needs to be balanced. In case you consider Recreation & Fun as non-productive, you’ll soon feel a gap. It might show up in form of missing creativity or simply lust for life.
Take time to recreate and have fun!
The continent Recreation & Fun is fully dedicated to doing those things you love without thinking about making money, building relationships, eating healthy or working out. If you think that recreation is unproductive time, you’re dead wrong. In contrast: It can be the most important time of your day, since you realign and reset your minds. That builds the foundation for creativity. Re-creation means you’re re-creating your-self, your personality and life. It’s one of the most precious capabilities in a clockwork-like world, in which most people function without questioning what they’re doing how and why.
Creativity is an expression of you passions.
You’re following your passions. This cheer act will recharge your mental as well as emotional batteries. To this end you’ll feel happiness and eventually contentment. Here’re the steps:
- Know your passions. Run a personality analysis to get to know yourself.
- Choose hobbies which are aligned to your passions. Whether it’s collecting stamps or going to your local chess club, try some activities and check if they make fun. A good indication is always if you lose track of time in the process.
- Carve out time to recreate every day. Do something which fulfills you on a daily basis. Schedule time for it. And: Don’t take life too serious. You’re only a couple of decades on this planet. Fulfill our collective mission: Have fun!