Like most overachievers, I’m addicted to being productive and take pride in completing a ton of work in a day.
A couple of weeks ago, while preparing for a busy afternoon, 2 meetings got rescheduled at the last minute.
I was excited about the opportunity to get caught up on some strategic (a.k.a. “back burner”) projects.
But, 15 minutes into this free time, I began to feel a bit anxious.
I was feeling a little guilty, wondering if I was “busy” enough.
While working on strategy is critical, it doesn’t deliver the dopamine rush that comes from tackling the urgent.
That addiction to productivity, like any other addiction, is not healthy.
This week, I’ve challenged myself to slow down a bit and get comfortable with doing less.
I’ll let you know how it goes.