Guilt Around Productivity

Have you ever had a day where you can’t get out of bed? You wake up sleepily then drag on throughout the long, dreary day without getting anything done, and feel bad because of this. If so, you aren’t alone. I’ve struggled with guilt around productivity constantly for many years, hoping for things to change. I’ll have days where I can do anything in the world at once and then other days where nothing on my list of to-dos seems to get accomplished.

Recently, I’ve struggled with this quite a bit because I have not been able to work due to a medical diagnosis that requires me to have an urgent treatment plan. As a result, I’ve been super sleepy and anxious. To fight these feelings, I try to think of the long term and the fact that this will not matter in a few months. Also, I’ll be a better employee, housemate, and friend getting the help I need. Thinking into the future like this helps me feel less guilty about not being visibly productive at every moment. 

Have you ever had guilt surrounding your productivity? What do you do to fix this? Comment below!

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