Does anyone else just love being productive? Like really, I swear that’s the best feeling ever. I always feel like I’m being unproductive when I sit at home doing nothing for hours but then the second I have to actually do something I suddenly have a lightbulb moment and realise I did actually have a million things to do that I could’ve done in the 2 hours I’ve just wasted not doing them. When I’m at home I’m not that productive but then as soon as I get to work a million jobs pop into my head that I need to do when I get home and I’m like…why couldn’t I have thought of that earlier??
Anyway, as common sense would tell you, I should probably start writing those things down because later that day when I do actually get home, I’ve forgotten all of the things I told myself I needed to do and alas, the cycle continues. Sometimes I’ll have spouts of being really productive and ticking everything off the list but it doesn’t last for very and before I know it I’m back in my unproductive state.
So I’ve become an avid daily list writer (who doesn’t love writing lists??) and throughout the day when these jobs pop into my head, I write them down, then, when I get home, I do them. Who would’ve thought it was as simple as that?? Not me, apparently. Last night I spent 4 hours replying to a bunch of letters, replying to emails and finishing up bits and pieces that I’ve needed to get done for ages but just haven’t gotten around to and it felt great. When I then eventually sat down at 9pm I felt like I’d earned it, you know? I swear one of the most satisfying things in life is being able to cross things off the list as you complete them, or maybe I’m just sad, who knows. Anyway, I completed that list, threw it away and then started a new one today with all of the new things I have to do (aka, the new ideas that pop into my head). I should probably start a bullet journal which is ironically something I’ve also been saying I need to do for the longest time but haven’t gotten around to yet – maybe I will. On today’s list I need to upgrade my phone (something I’ve been meaning to do for…literally 2 years) and start a lot of journal spreads I’ve been meaning to create for a really long time but just haven’t gotten around to because I’m lazy and procrastinate too much. It’s so great to be able to just clear everything up and out and send things off and tick things off and just feel satisfied knowing you’ve done them and they’re not just there hanging around your head as things you need to do but probably won’t. It clutters up your life mentally and physically so once you’ve done them it feels like you can breathe again. 10/10 would recommend.
I feel like Georgia from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging after she decides to become a better person and starts cleaning her room and listening to dolphins and stuff (were they dolphins, or whales?) if you’ve seen the film you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t seen it then you should because I also 10/10 recommend, it’s like the epitome of being British.
So anyway, I have no idea what the point of this point was…I guess just to talk about how satisfying it is to take responsibility and actually…get stuff done? When I went and posted all of those letters this morning it felt so great and kind of set me up for a day of being productive – like I said, I’ve already started making a list for today so I’m excited to get home and start cracking on with that too. It’s so nice to feel like you’re actually doing something, I think it greatly benefits your mental health as well so again, 10/10 would recommend. Start writing lists and getting stuff done !! It’ll make you feel better once you’ve crossed everything off, I promise.
All my love,
p.s. I wrote this yesterday and since then I ordered my new phone which arrived today and fun fact, I hadn’t had a new phone for 6 years because anything bigger than the iPhone 5 is too big for my hands and I can’t hold it properly because my hands are like baby hands but the smallest model I could upgrade to was the iPhone 6s so now I have one of those and I know it’s going to be a disaster because it’s too big so stay tuned for that inevitable chaos