I’m over at the Writers in the Storm blog (always one of my favorite places to be!) today! I’m sharing some tips on what I’m trying this year to balance productivity and happiness.
The beginning of the new year is always a great time to step back and reevaluate our routines. Sure, we all have resolutions and goals for the coming year (finally finishing that book probably being one of them) but if we continue to approach our goals and resolutions in the same way we did last year, we’ll likely find ourselves on December 31, 2015 in the same position we’re in now–no finished book, disappointed in how little progress has been made, or maybe even with a finished product but not very happy about what it took to get there. If the previous tactics haven’t worked, it’s important to continue trying new things until you find the best system for you.
I actually got a lot accomplished this year. I’m proud of the progress I made, even though there were some setbacks along the way. I’m the kind of person that tends to stick to my commitments to a fault–even the self-imposed ones. It’s a great way to get things done but it isn’t always the best way to be happy while doing it. Yes, productivity is great, but how meaningful is that progress if the stress of chasing our dreams sucks the happiness out of our daily lives?
Is there a way to have both–productivity and happiness?