How To Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Good

What happens when you do not feel good?

Do you feel like lying on the bed lost in your own thoughts, the illusion created by your mind? Or you stand up, brush yourself and do what is needed to be done.

I know most of you will choose the latter option but are you really doing that?

I noticed the same behaviour in me after a few strenuous weeks. I didn’t feel very energetic or like to do anything other than lying around and watch Netflix. This continued to happen with me for the entire 2 weeks until I realized – What the heck am I doing?

I’m wasting away my youth watching fiction. Is this really what I want to do?

And the moment I asked that question, I felt strengthened. It was like something inside me lit up. And again pulled me back on track.

So this article is just a reflection on myself and my circle.

It Is Okay To Take A Break, But Not Too Long

I would not want anyone of you to work like a machine. We are human beings and we like to take breaks here and there. But it becomes harmful in the moment when we start treating our breaks as the purpose. And trust me, it happens a lot.

I always ask people, What do you seek in life?

And 8 out of 10 people reply in a word – Happiness.

Seriously, is it all that you seek? Happiness… Really?

Okay, I won’t judge but tell me why aren’t you happy yet.

You are working in an MNC as a software developer. Earning more than 10 LPA, you are a bachelor with no liability and still, you seek happiness.

And surprisingly, they are telling exactly what they want. And they are the people who are in a constant state of seeking happiness. And they will binge-watch a Netflix series that was meant for a week and finish it in a day. Do you know why? Because they are seeking happiness.

I also did the same in the last 2 weeks. I was lost in the pleasure of Sacred Games and Money Heist. And one morning I woke up terrified and realized that I have moved away from my goal. Not moving towards the goal is equal to going away from the goal. Because time doesn’t stop. It goes on. Tick-Tok. You are getting older every second. And one day time will stop for you. That day will be the end of you. What do you want to leave behind?

Now ask yourself, taking long breaks (more than required), are you preparing for long term happiness? Are you going to stay happy for the rest of your lives, every hour, every minute, every second? Or would you be happier after genuinely contributing towards society and your family?

Taking a day off from a busy schedule is appreciated but taking a day off from your break to work towards your dream will take you nowhere.

So start working towards your dream.

Ask Yourself This Question At The Start Of Every Day

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

~ Steve Jobs

This one question has always kept me boosted. From the start of the day, you get a vision. You get a path. And you are clear of your choices. Anything that happens with you on that day is to bring you closer to your goal.

At first, you will struggle with it. But once you have a solid goal and a clear vision. You become more clear and confident of your own choices and that is when you learn to make the best out of every situation.

I have started applying it in my life. And it works.

Please share your experience of life. Let’s grow together.

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