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You Need to Be More Productive. Here’s Why.
When you become a parent, your life completely changes. You’re balancing work, chores, hobbies, relationships, and (hopefully) a social life on top of caring for your first child. You needed to get efficient, and quick, but you couldn’t tell your head from your booty (I’m feeling PG today). Fast-forward a few years and a couple more kids, you’ve found your footing but you still need to be more productive. Here’s why.
Why you need to be more productive:
1. You are a priority
Your significant other is a priority. Your children are a priority. Your job is a priority. Your pet is a priority! Why are you not? Why does your self-care take a backseat in your own life? These can be embarrassingly-difficult questions to answer, but you have to take a step back and evaluate your standing in your own life.
Becoming more productive will help with putting yourself first because, at a minimum, you will allot more time to spend on yourself. If you’ve learned ANYTHING from me, it’s that deeming yourself a priority is self-care and self-care is not selfish, it’s imperative.
2. You deserve happiness
No matter your circumstances or your choices in life, you deserve to be happy. Becoming more productive is not going to fix every single one of your problems (sorry). It’s not going to make you happy at all times throughout your life. What becoming more productive will do is afford you the capacity to be happy.
3. To be the best version of yourself
This might be one of the more obvious benefits of becoming more productive. It’s pretty simple – increasing your productivity will allow you to become the best you possible because you will be more organized, more focused, less stressed, and less busy so that you actually have time to work on yourself.
4. To take control of your life
Do you ever feel like you could use a life coach? I know I do sometimes. But can you imagine being your own life coach? *Gasps*
In order to be your own life coach and take control of your life, you need to be more productive. You do not have to pay someone to schedule your life. Nor do you have to pay someone to sit at your daughter’s holiday concert (though you probably want to) because you didn’t have time. You can do it all, or close to it (we’re not supers) when you become more productive.
5. You want to earn more money
The clarity that productivity affords can absolutely be measured in dollars if your goal is to earn more. Blogger A gets little-to-nothing accomplished because he sits around all day stressing about what to write next and how to approach advertising on their blog. Blogger B regularly creates and updates their content calendar, has a plan for advertising of which they adhere, and still have time at the end of the day to spend with family and friends while their blog is working to make her a passive income. Which blogger would you rather be?
A person who is more productive is more efficient, and a person who is more efficient enables themself to have the opportunity to make more money. It’s as simple as that.
6. Helps you evolve as a parent
Most of us, if not all of us, want to be better parents. Can you be a better parent when you’re disorganized? You can be a pretty good parent but what happens when you forget to send your son to school with money for the Christmas shop (I’m projecting)? Can you be a better parent when you’re constantly scrolling through your Instagram feed? Enjoying social media doesn’t necessarily make you a bad parent, but how do you think your children feel when you’re doing that instead of playing with them?
I’m not calling anyone out (other than myself) but I just want y’all to think long and hard about what you can do to become more productive and, in turn, evolve as a parent.
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7. To motivate those around you
When you’re inspired, those around you become inspired. It’s true!
Have you ever been around someone so optimistic and motivated that they made you want to be more optimistic and motivated?
On the other hand, have you surrounded yourself with someone so negative that you in-turn become a Negative Nancy?
When you’re productive, others will feel inspired to become more productive, too, and it feels good to inspire others. The positivity you gain from this exchange will only push you to remain more productive in your own life.
8. To keep your mind active
You know they say “an idle mind is the devil’s playground” or something like that. Look, I’m no biblical scholar and I’m pretty sure that statement doesn’t apply in this instance but it’s the first thing that came to mind.
In all seriousness, keeping your mind active is one of my favorite benefits of becoming more productive. As parents, we rarely have time to be bored, but we do sometimes engage in mindless activities. Becoming productive gives you something to do all the time, and I don’t mean working all the time. When you’re more productive you make time for the things you want to do, like hobbies, and that keeps your mind active.
Now that you know why you need to be more productive, go on and do something with this knowledge! I love it when you all reach out to me to tell me about your personal experiences, so please comment, subscribe, or find me on social media and let me know what you think about the benefits of increasing your productivity!
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