Opposite Of Productive

I have been staring at a blank screen for what feels like hours. My head is FULL of ideas. There are SO many things I want to do. Yet, I’m twiddling my thumbs. You know the feeling when you look in your completely full closet and still say, “I have nothing to wear.”

This is how I feel about my life right now.

What I could be doing:
+ Finishing my Dream Alchemy course.
+ Finishing my Life Coaching course.
+ Exploring Vietnam.
+ Working on my Instagram that I was super stoked about a couple weeks ago.
+ Writing out all the gazillion blog posts I’ve had in my head for months.
+ Going to yoga.
+ Creating content for my future dream interpretations.
+ Journaling.

What I’m actually doing:
– Facebook.
– YouTube.
– Getting angry with myself for not being productive.

How do people stay so productive? I’m an extremely hard worker…when I have to be. When it’s completely up to me and I have all this freedom? Herein lies the problem. I don’t have enough self-discipline.

So what should I do?

The fact that I’m writing this blog post now is actually a win. And that deserves to be celebrated.

How To Get Productive

Here’s the trick to aaaaanything you’re struggling to accomplish: JUST START. Yes, it’s that simple.

Starting is by far the hardest part. And now that I’m typing this out, I’m slowly getting into the flow and if I keep on writing, I’ll get deeper and deeper into that beautiful flow zone and continue doing all the things I’ve only been thinking about doing.

Related Post: How To Easily Get In The State Of Flow

So what is it that you’re thinking about doing but can’t find yourself actually doing? What are the baby steps you could take to slowly get into your flow state? Even making your bed in the morning starts out the positive domino effect. Small wins turn into goals being met. Don’t be so hard on yourself. (*Ahem* “Pay attention to your own words, Andrea.”)

Oh, and logging out of Facebook is also a very good idea.

Action Plan

So here are 3 activities with specific and small action steps that can be easily completed. If I write it here, I’ll actually do it. Accountability on the internet, for the win!

  1. Write in my new journal for 15 minutes.
  2. Create 2 Instagram posts (the reason I gave up was because I was trying to do 15 posts at a time…too much!)
  3. Watch the next segment of my Dream Alchemy course.

Reward for completing: Playing video game for 15 minutes.

Baby steps with a small reward for taking action.

Alright, let’s do this!!


A Couple Hours Later: Did It Work?

UPDATE: Writing it down worked! I completed all my tasks that I wanted to accomplish and I ended the day feeling satisfied. Small wins snowball into something grander. Better to do something small than do nothing at all. Let’s keep this motivation going…

Welcome, I’m Andrea!

I’m a passionate dream therapist, business alchemist, and wandering nomad – living my dream life. With a love for teaching the gifts of our dreams (day & night) and sharing every day magic, I guide spirits like you on transformative journeys to manifest their dream lives. You must be here for a reason… Take a look around and feel free to connect – I’d love to meet you!

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