Lately I’ve realized we really need to step up our game if we want to do all the things important to us.
We need more energy and more focus so we can learn but also enjoy what we have.
These are some of the things that keep us busy on a daily basis and why we need the productivity:
- Two toddlers, don’t need to say more about that, right.
- Lot’s of working hours for Vincent with different schedules all the time depending on games.
- Me building a business
- The ever present question what will happen next. Little explaining there: being a basketball coach means having short contracts that can always end early. This means a lot of energy goes into discussing and anticipating on future plans, how things would work out with our family.
So if we want to do all those things successfully and have fun while doing so we have to improve and be more productive. Now doesn’t that mean working more hours. It’s more about doing things that actually help to keep life moving forward.
What I’m changing to be more productive:
- Put more time in working out so I have more energy
- Keep our house more organized so everything runs smoothly and takes less effort. This means I spend more time doing chores on a daily basis. But I know doing these things today make life easier tomorrow. And I can multitask on some and watch Netflix while folding the laundry and doing the dishes, so we’re good.
- More focus in my work by using the right tools to get things done.
- No useless scrolling. This might be one of the toughest ones on the list. But it’s the easiest way to have “more time” for other things. Some evenings we would watch video’s, Netflix, Reels, whatever the internet has for hours on the couch while we could also actually do something useful or just sleep. We don’t have a tv in our living room for this reason so we shouldn’t trade it with scrolling on our phones. So we now try to limit this.
While I’m doing all these extra things now, I actually feel like I have more energy than I did before. We’re not there yet and this is an ever lasting process. But if you feel on track everything comes much easier!
I hope my examples can help you pinpoint how you can be more productive without overworking yourself.