How to Stop Pushing Yourself to Be Constantly Productive

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Productivity is often seen as something we should all strive for but it’s easy to start feeling like you need to be productive at every moment of every day. We live in a society that puts a lot of value on being productive and working a lot and we often forget the importance of free time without feeling guilty about it.

Stop Comparing

Comparing yourself to others is the easiest way to feel bad, no matter how much work you actually do and what you achieve. Instead of trying to do what “everyone else” is doing, think about what you really want and use your time wisely.

Listen to Your Gut

Does this sound familiar: you think you want to do a certain activity but you find yourself constantly postponing it? It’s important to listen to your gut in situations like this and adjust your goals accordingly.

Enjoy Free Time

It’s crucial to learn how to enjoy your free time and not feel guilty every time you’re not doing something productive. Finding hobbies and ways to relax will do you a lot of good in the long run, especially when it comes to mental health.