It’s okay to be unproductive
Or is it? Maybe sometimes.
Have you ever felt that you just want to spend the rest of the weekends just lying on the bed? binge-watch Netflix? play your favorite computer games? But have you noticed that after doing nothing productive in a day there is somehow a weird feeling of guilt? I have the same feeling too. I noticed that there are several factors when I felt this and those are what I listed below:
I used to be too much productive
I have a full-time job and 2 side hustles all of which are related to development. In my regular job, I spent hours coding features from different repositories (group of codes based on functions), and during the weekends I do my other projects with my clients. Some days, I answer on-call support during weekdays too. This routine of being productive is tiring but when you get used to it, your self tends to be missing something if ever you decided to be lazy for a day or two.
I loss my motivation
I used to be so motivated when working especially that I love what I am creating. But this year is the worst for me. I lost my favorite person in the entire world, my mom. Now, I am working just for the sake of earning a living. This loss of motivation made me feel guilty even more knowing I haven’t accomplished anything of value and here I am lying in the bed browsing social media like never before.
But it’s okay…
Sometimes, taking it easy is the best way you can reward yourself. It is not your job to be the best every single day of your life. Do not be too hard on yourself if there are days that you just feel like doing nothing. Is it a sin to take a break after a hell of a week in the office? or after many troubles life thrown at you? Definitely NOT. Binge-watch your favorite Netflix series, play the games you’ve always wanted to play but you are just too busy, read a book while sipping coffee overlooking a beautiful nature view. Do these things with zero guilt. Take your time to reset and give yourself all the time you need. What’s important at the end of the day is your happiness and your peace of mind.